MTC swept up 33 gold medals at 2024 Florida SkillsUSA


(Bradenton, FL—April 23, 2024) Manatee Technical College students swept up 33 gold medals at the Florida SkillsUSA 2024 State Leadership and Skills Conference in Jacksonville.  Gold medalists will compete in the SkillsUSA National Championships in Atlanta in June. 

In addition to the 33 students who won first place, 15 came in second, and 10 took third place.  Of the 58 medalists, 50 were in the college division, and eight were in the high-school division. 

Here are a few MTC program highlights in the FL-SkillsUSA college division: 

  • Advanced Manufacturing –MTC team placed first in state in Additive Manufacturing, first and second in Robotics and Automation, and second in Job Skills Demonstration,
  • Digital Video—MTC team of two walked away with the gold in TV/Video Production, and team of four students won gold in Video News Production,
  • Dental Assisting – first in state in Dental Assisting, first in Action Skills, and first in Career Pathways-Health Services,
  • Barbering –first and second in state in Barbering, and first in Community Service.
MTC students Alejandro Hernandez and Ricardo Cambell won first in the state at 2024 Florida SkillsUSA in Television-Video Production (college division)
MTC Dental Assisting students Serina Marshall, Damarian Vincent, Irma Galvan, Nayeli Centeno-Figueroa, Jessica Leseberg, 2024 Florida SkillsUSA gold medalists

Other highlights include first in state in Automated Manufacturing, Advertising Design, Collision Repair, Diesel Technology, Mechatronics, Marine Service Technology, CNC 2-Axis Turning Programmer, CNC Programmer, and Industrial Motor Control. 

For a complete list of winners and competitions plus photos, please see attached.   


About Manatee Technical College

Manatee Technical College is accredited by the Council on Occupational Education.  MTC offers over 50 programs in career preparation, continuing education, and adult general education on two campuses within the School District of Manatee County.  The mission of MTC is to produce highly skilled individuals and resourceful leaders through collaborative education to meet the ever-changing needs of our communities and the workforce.

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