A number of students are headed out of Manatee Technical College and into the workforce, as MTC hosts graduation ceremonies for different programs.
Last week, MTC held graduations for student who completed the childcare apprenticeship, practical nursing, dental assisting, medical assisting and law enforcement programs.
The Florida Law Enforcement Academy at Manatee Technical College held a combined graduation for both its day and night classes on June 16 at the Main Campus. The day class had 13 graduates, and the evening class had six. MTC Director Doug Wagner made opening remarks. Col. Rick Wells, Manatee County Sheriff’s Office, gave the invocation and benediction. The guest speaker was Chief Scott Tyler of the Palmetto Police Department.
The medical assisting program graduated nine students on June 16,at the MTC East Campus. Pastor Mario Monsivais was the guest speaker; and class president Amy Congilaro also addressed the graduates.
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The dental assisting program graduated 17 students at the MTC East Campus on June 15. Five of the dental assisting graduates were members of the National Technical Honor Society. Student speakers were Jalissa Evans and Hector Reyes.
The practical nursing program graduated 14 students June 15. Graduate Kindall Schlemmer led the Pledge of Allegiance; Susan Knowles was the student speaker; and Chelsea Burnett led her class in reciting the Nurses’ Pledge of Service. The MTC East Campus program held their pinning ceremony in Cantrell Hall at the Main Campus.
The childcare apprenticeship program graduated 18 students June 13 at the MTC Main Campus. School Board member David Miner was there to shake hands with each graduate as they received their certificates. A string quartet from Braden River High School performed for the ceremony.