Middle schoolers get a taste of trade school opportunities at Manatee Technical College | School District of Manatee County

This week, students from six Manatee County middle schools including Lincoln Memorial, King, Nolan and Sugg, explored career options and programs offered by Manatee Technical College.

Lincoln at MTC

The district’s ACTE (Adult, Career and Technical Education) department worked with MTC to make the special field trip possible.

King at MTC 2

Selected students are involved in career and technical organizations at their schools, such as FBLA (business), FFA (agriculture), TSA (technology), HOSA (health careers) or culinary programs.

Other participants may have already expressed interest in a specific career path or trade school.

King at MTC-2

Tour guides explained various programs – for example: culinary, diesel, automotive and electrical – and told students about the successful careers MTC graduates have obtained.

Lincoln at MTC 2

They also learned about the dual-enrollment program for high school students.

King at MTC 3

Teachers said it was a great learning experience and organizers plan to expand the field trip to more students this fall. 

Sugg at MTC 1

As posted on Lincoln Memorial Middle’s Facebook page: “It’s never too early to think about your future career.”  

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