Student Organizations

Students at Manatee Technical College have an opportunity to enjoy membership in several prestigious organizations as described below.  Once enrolled at MTC, information regarding these groups and how students qualify to be part of them can be disseminated by their instructors in each class.  Information regarding each organization is also detailed in the Student Handbook.


HOSA , Future Health Professionals is a national vocational organization endorsed by the U.S. Department of Education and the Health Occupations Education (HOE) Division of the American Vocational Association. HOSA’s two-fold mission is to promote career opportunities in the health care industry and to enhance the delivery of quality health care to all people.

HOSA provides a unique program of leadership development, motivation and recognition exclusively for secondary, post-secondary, adult and collegiate students enrolled in the health occupations.


The National Technical Honor Society is an honor organization for students who achieve outstanding success in vocational-technical education. It is America’s foremost scholastic honor for excellence in workforce education. Fewer than two percent of America’s secondary and post-secondary students are nominated for membership into this prestigious organization. Students are nominated by their instructors and a ceremony is held annually to induct new members.


SkillsUSA is a national organization that serves trade, industrial, and technical students and instructors. SkillsUSA is dedicated to developing a well-rounded education by enhancing leadership, citizenship, safety, and skill training. Members compete on regional, state, and national levels in their skill areas. The instructors at Manatee Technical College support and encourage participation in this student organization


The mission of the National Adult Education Honor Society is to provide meaningful recognition to deserving adult education students, to improve student employment opportunities, to develop student ambassadors for local adult education programs and to create adult education awareness with school administrators and state legislators.