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  • The Adult, Career & Technical Education Department (ACT) is the umbrella for all of the adult, career and technical education programs in our elementary, middle, and high schools as well as Manatee Technical College (MTC). We encompass Career Pathways, Career Academies, Smaller Learning Communities, Exceptional Student Education Transition Services, On-The-Job Training (OJT), and Extended Day Education Programs (EDEP).

    Through our programs, we link the world of education with the world of work. Our 400+ teachers and staff provide leadership, support, and resources to prepare students with the necessary technical skills, student leadership, career focus, and academic excellence needed to succeed in both careers and post-secondary education while meeting and exceeding local workforce needs.

    Our students, teachers, and staff have gained a local, regional, national, and international reputation as one of the best career and technical education programs in the nation.

Contact Us

  • Professional Support Center
    2501 63rd Aveneue East
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    941-751-6550

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  • Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education and Manatee Technical College
    Doug Wagner
        ext. 2057

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  • Career and Technical Education Curriculum Specialist
    Kelli Kennedy
        ext. 2054

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  • Administrative Secretary
    Suzette Ventrone
        ext. 2253

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  • Junior Accountant
    Terry Braza
        ext. 2058

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  • Career Pathways Coordinator
    Carol Lewis
        ext. 2006

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  • Grant Resources Specialist
    Melissa Schwab
        ext. 2316

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  • FDLRS Transition Specialist
    Sara Gaines
        ext. 2179

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Trish Dezso
        ext. 2004

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Elizabeth Thompson
        ext. 2049

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Holli Vigna
        ext. 2296

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  • Junior Accountant, Extended Day Enrichment Program
    Terry Pruitt
        ext. 2259

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