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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 Avenue East
    Bradenton, FL 34203
    941-751-6550

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  • Executive Director of Adult, Career and Technical Education (ACT) and Manatee Technical College (MTC)
    Doug Wagner
        941-751-6550 ext. 2057

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  • Assistant Director Career and Technical Education
    Kelli Kennedy
        941-751-6550 ext. 2054

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  • Administrative Secretary
    Suzette Ventrone
        941-751-6550 ext. 2253

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  • Junior Accountant
    Terry Braza
        941-751-6550 ext. 2058

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  • Career Pathways Coordinator
    Carol Lewis
        941-751-6550 ext. 2006

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Trish Dezso
        941-751-6550 ext. 2004

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Elizabeth Thompson
        941-751-6550 ext. 2049

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  • Extended Day Enrichment Program Administrator
    Holli Vigna
        941-751-6550 ext. 2296

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  • Junior Accountant, Extended Day Enrichment Program
    Barbara Krafve
        941-751-6550 ext. 2259

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