MTC Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary!

MTC Celebrates 35-Year Anniversary!Management & Training Corporation is celebrating an important milestone this year: it’s our 35th anniversary!

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.

Corrections

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:

  • Iraq
  • Egypt
  • South Sudan
  • Mongolia
  • West Bank
  • Jordan
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • Tunisia

MTC Medical

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.

1980s

  • 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

1990s

  • 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)

2000s

  • 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

Today

  • 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.

Jane Marquardt Featured in the Huffington Post

The last few decades have been nothing short of tumultuous for the LGBT community. Although public support for equal rights and full civil participation for all American citizens (regardless of sexual orientation or identity) has consistently swelled in recent years, legislation to reflect that reality was dramatically slow to arrive and, for a long time, seemed uncertain. The Supreme Court decision this year to confirm the Constitutional rights and legal legitimacy of same-sex unions was an enormous victory for justice that was centuries in the making. Jane Marquardt was recently featured in the Huffington Post where she was fortunate enough to speak on her experiences with marriage. Her story brings life to the ups and downs of the legal battles that raged throughout our nation over the last few decades and provides a personal context for how meaningful reaching this point of progress truly is. Read Jane’s full story, in her own words, on the Huffington Post.

Extraordinary Talent in Remarkable Circumstances

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Mathis Hearn, artist

The definition of extraordinary is extremely good or impressive, which is an appropriate description of the talent displayed by Mathis Hearns, an offender serving the last six months of his sentence at the Kyle Correctional Center.  The Kyle Correctional Center is located in Kyle Texas and is a drug treatment facility that houses offenders from all over the state.  The facility is operated by Management & Training Corp. (MTC) for the Texas Department of Criminal Justice (TDCJ).

Offender Hearns came to this facility and quickly stood out among his peers with his talent for art.  The portrait above was an assignment given to Hearns to accomplish, which he did in mere hours.  He was tasked with rendering a pencil drawing of the founder of MTC, Dr. Bob Marquardt, for display in the lobby area.

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Warden Deanna Branham with Jane Marquardt, the Vice Chair and daughter of the late Dr. Bob Marquardt.

When interviewed about his abilities and aspirations in life, Hearns admitted to having his talents realized at a young age.  When he was in junior high school, he won several art contests at local rodeos.  He was unable to fulfill his destiny though, when at the age of 16, his mother passed away.  Hearns dropped out of school in the 10th grade and quickly turned to a life of crime to help support his older and younger sisters.  Hearns tried to get his life back on track by entering an art institute for photography but was unsuccessful in removing himself from his former activities.  He was arrested and is now completing his sentence at the drug treatment program.

Mathis Hearns is now 21 years old and will be returning to society after his completion of this program.  When asked what inspiration or words of encouragement he could give to someone, he merely said “think before you act”.  Many can learn from these simple words to realize that every action creates a reaction and has lasting results.  Our only hope is that Mr. Hearns has learned from his mistakes and will go back into society and build upon his extraordinary talents.  He has been given a second chance by receiving the treatment he needs at the Kyle Correctional Center by dedicated staff members that work to improve offenders academic, technical and social skills to become more employable and productive citizens.