Brewster Honors Our Veterans
Brewster Technical Center honored our Veterans on November 7th, 2014. On behalf of all of the faculty, staff, and students we celebrated those Americans who fight for our freedoms and protect our great country. Thank you all for making this a wonderful moment for Brewster History.
Pharmacy Technician Class Receives Grant
The Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union Foundation donated $3000 for Health Student Immunizations.
Thanks to the generosity of Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union, Brewster students have received help for the last 5 years. The grant covers the cost of immunizations that are required for the Health Science Programs including Pharmacy Technician and Practical Nursing. The grant enables students to enter a program that once may have been out of reach due to the high cost of immunizations. Thank you Suncoast Schools Federal Credit Union for helping us at Brewster Technical Center provide opportunities to advance and build a better future for everyone!
Brewster Receives Literacy Partnership Award
Brewster Technical Center was awarded a Literacy Partnership Award from the I CAN! Community Education Coalition. Michelle Tate-Martin, Founder & Executive Director, presented the award during the Business Education Advisory Committee meeting.
The I CAN! Community Education Coalition provides literacy training to adults and older youth so they may succeed and become self-sufficient. The coalition is staffed by volunteers with expertise in education, business, law, accounting, and social service who donate their time and skills to improve literacy in their community.
Brewster has been involved with this program over 10 years. Program Advisors, Vangie Goldwire and Melissa Brady, have worked with the I CAN! students numerous times. They spoke to the students about training opportunities that are available after obtaining their GED. Mr. Goldwire and Mrs. Brady were presented awards for their years of service to the I CAN! Community Education Coalition.
Clean Air Policy
Brewster Technical Center is dedicated to providing a clean, healthy environment for students and staff. Smoking is limited to designated smoking areas only.
As many of our students are preparing for the workforce, Brewster's Clean Air Policy is very similar to what students will experience during future employment. The current trend for employers is to restrict smoking to designated areas or even having an entirely smoke-free workplace. In extreme cases, employees have even been punished for their smoking habits (click here to read more).
Please visit the Clean Air Policy page (under Admissions) for information about the dangers of smoking and secondhand smoke, as well as resources for those interested in breaking the habit.
Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer of the Month
We are very proud to announce that our Custodial Maintenance Technology Class was awarded the Metropolitan Ministries Volunteer of the Month Award. The administrative staff of Metropolitan Ministries was so appreciative and elated to have our students at their site. The students were recognized and congratulated for their hard work, congenial attitude, punctuality, and determination.
We here at Brewster are proud to have such talented and dedicated students. Their efforts and success in the program deserve to be commended. We look forward to hearing more about their accomplishments in the future.
Eating Smart and Being Active" Certificate
Ms. Niedbalec's ESOL Academic Skills students celebrated after receiving their "Eating Smart and Being Active" certificate from University of Florida.
These Brewster students earned this certificate through the "Eating Smart and Being Active" class given by the University of Florida Extension Service guest lectures Ms. Lanzot and Ms. Allen. It was an eight-session class that emphasized the importance of healthy eating, exercise, and healthy living. Brewster congratulates these students on acheiving this certificate and making healthy choices everyday!
The Loren Craig Success Story
My name is Loren and I am a graduate of Brewster's Medical Administrative program. I selected Brewster for my education for many reasons, one being the support and individual guidance I received from the moment I walked through their door.
I became homeless two years ago due to domestic violence. I was an uneducated, single mother living in a homeless shelter with my small child. I realized that in order for me to support him and myself, I needed to learn a trade. I enrolled in the Medical Administrative program in the spring of 2010 and graduated this summer with the recognition of being a member of the National Technical Honor Society.
The training I received at Brewster not only allowed me to feel confident about entering the work force, but also gave me the opportunity to increase my earning potential. I have obtained employment in as an administrative assistant at a decent wage with benefits. I will now be able to move out of the shelter and support myself and my child. I have gained confidence and esteem and plan to continue my education.