As Manatee County's population grows and its business environment develops, State College of Florida in Bradenton is playing an important role in training the local
workforce and providing employment opportunities for people who want to
work in an academic setting.
The school began as Manatee Junior College in 1957 and initially
provided college-bound students an economical way to complete the first
two years of a four-year degree. By the time it became Manatee Community
College in 1985, its mission expanded to providing two-year degrees
that enabled students to fill the needs of the local business community.
That aspect of the college has expanded to the point where it
now provides Baccalaureate degrees in nursing, health sciences, public
safety and early childhood education. SCF also provides specific
workforce training for companies that want to improve employee business
and computer skills on a contract basis.
Providing that range of educational options requires staff employees
and faculty members who have a passion for knowledge. The school's
educational team also includes part-time, or adjunct, instructors to
teach its students. A review of the SCF website shows numerous openings
for instructors to teach a variety of classes, from core academic
subjects to workforce-oriented courses in health and business programs.
Drawing upon the experience and expertise within the community is one
of the school's strengths, according to Katherine Walker, SCF's director
of public affairs and marketing. She cites demonstrable accomplishment
in a field or subject matter as an important qualification for an
adjunct instructor, but the school looks for more than that.
"Here, probably more than at some institutions, an open-mindedness
willingness to think outside the box is an approach that we would want
in people who join us," she says.
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Source: Katherine Walker, State College of Florida