SARASOTA COUNTY TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Sarasota FL http://www.sarasotatech.org/
MANATEE TECHNICAL INSTITUTE, Bradenton FL
Manatee Technical Institute
I graduated from SCTI in 2006, facility is older & so are labs & equipment.
Clinicals at Sarasota Memorial, Venice Regional ( a drive!).
They are tough on expecting excellence- dropouts & cut students often go to Manatee Tech.
Females had to wear a housekeeper's vest type uniform, reminded me of what the cafeteria ladies wore in high school!
Manatee Tech (Manatee County's tech school) is where I would have gone if I knew they existed at the time- new facility, new equipment, friendlier staff, plus the female uniforms are not so dorky.
Clinicals at Blake Medical (where I work), Manatee Memorial.
I work with mainly MTI graduates at Blake & they are certainly as qualified as I am.
Sarasota & Bradenton are expensive West gulf coast towns to buy a house.
Sarasota is upscale (think the Ritz-Carlton), Bradenton more working middle class (Applebee's, Chili's).
The beaches in the area are very pretty, Tampa & St. Pete 30-45 minutes away depending on where you live from in Sarasota & Bradenton.
Good luck! jansailsea