Founded in 1981, MTC set out on a mission to be a leader in social impact. They started with Job Corps, where they helped prepare America’s youth with the tools they need to thrive in today’s market. And from there they have expanded into 5 different divisions of social impact, each an equally important part of their commitment to improving society. The mission statement of the company today summarizes exactly what they have come to stand for:
MTC will be a leader in social impact by:
Preparing youth for employment and citizenship
Preparing offenders to successfully transition into communities
Providing quality health care and promoting healthy lifestyles
Providing greater opportunity for citizens globally through economic and social development
Investing in communities
MTC believes that by giving people the tools they need to improve their circumstances, they can acquire the potential to become valuable, contributing members of their communities.
Today, MTC employs nearly 9,000 people worldwide through four divisions: Education & Training, Corrections, MTC Medical, and Economic & Social Development. Each division helps make a social impact by improving the lives of those we serve and the communities in which they live.
Education & Training
MTC began as a contracted operator of Job Corps centers for the United States Department of Labor, and since 1981, they have helped hundreds of thousands of young people prepare for today’s job market by providing academic, technical, and social skills training to approximately 14,000 young adults annually at Job Corps centers.
In just the last year, MTC’s training programs resulted in:
- More than 4,000 students earning their GED, high school diploma, or an equivalency
- More than 8,400 career technical training programs completed
- More than 8,200 students being placed in quality jobs, higher education, or the military
MTC’s 21 Job Corps centers average 97 percent of the U.S. Department of Labor annual performance goals.
In 1987, MTC expanded their efforts to help American’s create a better life by dedicating resources to offenders. MTC’s philosophy towards Corrections is rehabilitation through education. They have spent nearly three decades providing offenders with numerous educational, vocational, substance abuse, faith based, and life-skills programs from GED and adult basic education, to anger management and moral reconation therapy. Offenders who participate in proven programming have been shown to be less likely to re-offend after they’re released, which benefits offenders, their families, and their communities alike.
Currently, MTC safely secures nearly 27,000 offenders in eight states at 26 facilities. To ensure the highest quality correctional facilities, MTC pursues nationally-recognized accreditations from the American Correctional Association, the Correctional Education Association, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.
Over their last year of work, MTC has been proud to award 28,806 certificates including:
- 13,680 in academic/life skills courses
- 6,459 in substance-abuse programs
- 1,500 GEDs & INEAS (Mexican equivalent of GED)
- 3,167 in vocational training programs
Economic & Social Development
In 2004, MTC wanted to expand their reach even further to help people worldwide. Globally, economic instability disproportionally impacts disadvantaged and vulnerable populations — particularly women, at-risk-youth, ethnic minorities, and the disabled. MTC has dedicated itself to providing career, technical, and social skills training to prepare these populations for full participation in today’s workforce.
MTC has worked with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID), the World Bank, the United Nations, the regional development banks, and national governments in providing workforce training for people in:
- South Sudan
- West Bank
Their most recent division (being established in 2005), MTC Medical has made huge improvements to the healthcare offenders receive. MTC provides quality medical, dental, and mental healthcare to more than 14,000 offenders across 10 facilities. The services they provide are extended to offenders at all levels of supervision and management for clients including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, and state departments of corrections.
Over the last year, MTC Medical was able to provide:
- 132,891 medical and dental visits
- 78,256 diagnostic exams
All facilities MTC works with are accredited by the American Correctional Association
In Review: MTC’s 35 Years of Helping People Build a Better Life
It’s been 35 great years for MTC, and the company has come a long way. As a final review, let’s look back at some fun stats about our growth and our progress through the years.
- MTC started in 1981 with four centers: Clearfield, Atlanta, Turner, Charleston
- 1,000 employees
- 1987- Eagle Mountain Community Correctional Facility
- 29 million in gross revenues
- Ended 1980s with 15 Job Corps centers and one correctional facility
- 1990- GE left Job Corps and MTC acquired four new centers
- 1991- Scott Marquardt becomes president
- 1994- Opened Marana Community Correctional Treatment Facility
- Opened Promontory Correctional Center (Utah)
- Moved to Centerville
- 2008- Jane Marquardt named vice chair of board of directors
- Became largest operator of Job Corps
- Launched Economic & Social Development division in 2004
- Launched MTC Medical division in 2005
- Built a house to celebrate company’s 25th anniversary
- Nearly 9,000 employees
- Serving 10,000 Job Corps students every day in 22 centers
- Serving 27,000 offenders every day in 26 facilities
- MTC Medical serves 14,000 offenders every day at ten facilities
- Economic & Social Development division has a three-year contract to help the government of Egypt to provide young people with job skills training that will prepare them for the workforce.
A big congratulations to everyone at Management & Training Corporation for making these 35 years (and counting!) a wonderful success.