Who Will Be Manatee County’s Post-COVID-19 Essential Workers?

The effects of COVID-19 may have you looking for a career change or even a fresh start in life. Choosing an essential career in healthcare, building construction, law, and public safety, light manufacturing, food and agriculture, or transportation and logistics can be a fulfilling experience while meeting the needs of our community.  Become an essential worker who will lead us through these ever-changing times!

State of Florida Governor Ron DeSantis issued Executive Order 20-91 listing Essential Workers. MTC has many programs to prepare you for an essential career.

Here’s a list of state-issued essential worker categories and corresponding MTC programs:

Top Essential Workers

Corresponding MTC Programs

Dental Assisting
Massage Therapy

Medical Assisting
Medical Coder/Biller
Medical Lab Assisting
Nursing Assistant
Optometric Assisting
Patient Care Technician
Pharmacy Technician
Practical Nursing
Surgical Technology
Building Construction
Building Trades & Design Technology
Law & Public Safety
Fire Fighter
Law Enforcement
Light Manufacturing
Advanced Manufacturing & Production Technology
CNC Production Specialist
Electrical & Instrumentation Technology

Machining Technologies
Welding Technologies
Food and Agriculture
Baking and Pastry Arts
Fundamental Foodservice Skills
Professional Culinary Arts & Hospitality
Transportation and Logistics
Automotive Collision Technology Technician
Automotive Service Technology
Marine Service Technologies

A full list can be found here: https://www.floridadisaster.org/globalassets/governor-essential-services.pdf

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