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Community Spotlight: MTI Dedicates New Campus in Ribbon Cutting Ceremony


(Bradenton, FL—February 13, 2013) Dedication ceremonies for Manatee Technical Institute’s New Main Campus took place on Thursday, February 14, 2013, at 3:00 p.m., at 6305


State Road 70 East.

Speaking at the event were Karen Carpenter, Chair, School Board of Manatee County; Dr. David E. Gayler, Superintendent, School District of Manatee County; Bob Bartz, President, Manatee County Chamber of Commerce; Dr. Richard Conard, Chairman Emeritus, MTI Board of Governors; and John Ziemnicki, Chair, MTI Board of Governors and MTI Foundation.

MTI provided the setting for a unique dedication ceremony, which included multiple ribbon cuttings throughout the facility, recognizing many individuals who have contributed to the creation of this first-class institution.

The new Manatee Tech represents a modern, high-tech training facility to meet the workforce needs of Manatee County. Over 2,000 students a year are expected to be served in the new 210,000 square-foot building, which cost approximately $44 million.

About Manatee Technical Institute

Manatee Technical Institute is a postsecondary career and technical education center under the School District of Manatee County offering over 50 career preparation programs. It is fully accredited by the Council on Occupational Education and the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools. The mission of Manatee Technical Institute is to meet and exceed our community’s training and educational expectations. MTI is a 2007 Tampa Bay Business of the Year, and its students have won more SkillsUSA medals than any other school in the nation for the past nine years.


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