Independence is something that is important to all of us. GateWay Day Services are designed to assist the people we serve in preparing to achieve greater independence so that they may lead the lives they choose.  GateWay Day Services provides supportive training developed to maximize each person's skills in job readiness, daily living and communication.  Training is person centered, to attain the greatest degree of independence for each individual.


 MTC’s EPIC ©Curriculum

Empowering People*Inspiring Change


3E Training Room for technical, soft & safety skills


Computer Lab for technology training


Job Club for employability skills

Fitness Center for stamina and endurance


MTC Fine Arts Studios for imaginative growth


Community Inclusion and Outreach

Transition Assistance




Graduating from high school and

uncertain about what lies ahead?

MacDonald Training Center has a variety

of services which effectively transition

young people with disabilities into their

post high school lives.


For information on MTC’s transition services, please contact:

Leah Herring, Transitions Facilitator


813-870-1300 Extension 307


Funding Accepted: MedWaiver, General Revenue, Vocational Rehabilitation, Consumer Directed Care, Private Pay.


Life Skills services are designed to maximize a person’s independence in activities of daily living. Emphasis is on building skills in personal health and safety, socialization, decision making, communication, community inclusion, and enrichment activities. Services are person-centered and driven by each individual’s needs, goals and desired supports.


MTC’s Job Skills is for those with an expressed desire for a job, and who have a support plan with community based employment as a goal. Individuals will be assessed to determine current skills sets. They will be placed into one of the four team settings based on abilities and aptitudes. As skill sets are developed trainees will transition from one team to another, with the goal of reaching the team most ready for community based employment. Training activities are based on our EPIC (“Empowering People, Inspiring Change” ©) curriculum, and includes instruction in computer skills, fitness for stamina and social skills.


Technical skills range from electronics recycling, software installation, material handling, inventory management, safety training to heavy machine operation. Training is based on contract work available. Community integration activities such as volunteering and memberships at organizations like the YMCA are important components to the social skills curriculum.



MTC’s new IT training cohort, developed in partnership with local universities and employers, is uniquely aligned to the skills and affinities of youth on the autism spectrum.  Curriculum includes A+ TIA track, instruction in data entry, programming, network basics and Microsoft Office fundamentals.


For more information, please

Community Skills is intended for individuals who may have a long term goal for employment or who may be presently employed and seek additional support with social skills. Various social skills concepts are addressed through a combination of activities in the community, vocational skills training, volunteer opportunities and special projects. Community Skills provides an opportunity to promote independence and positively impacts future individual transitions. These opportunities provide the tools needed for a more independent and rewarding life.


Enhanced Services offers a greater level of support in a more structured setting.  A smaller staff ratio is provided and individuals can participate in community activities, volunteerism, vocational training, and much more.


Senior Services are available to individuals who are at least 55 years old who wish to enjoy a relaxed environment, with a choice of activities.


Those planning on taking their newly acquired skills into the community to seek competitive employment are encouraged to join Job Club to learn the extra skills and knowledge needed to achieve independence. Additionally, individuals are encouraged to participate and volunteer within their community.  Groups regularly donate their time to helping others, including delivering Meals on Wheels and assisting other social efforts.


Transportation Services are provided to our GateWay Day Services locations in Tampa and Plant City.  Routes in Tampa currently cover North, West and Central Hillsborough County.  Plant City operates routes as far East as Lakeland and South of Brandon.  Our fleet of modern vans includes fully accessible vehicles. Some are equipped with adaptive features and lifts to accommodate those with ambulatory challenges


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United Way

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Tampa Location

MAIN (813) 870-1300

Fax (813) 872-6010

VP 813-402-0383 (Local)

VP 1-866-948-6184 (Toll Free)


5420 W. Cypress Street

Tampa, Florida 33607-1706


Plant City Location

(813) 752-6508 | Fax (813) 752-8851

2902 Cork Road

Plant City, Florida 33565-5617




Any IMPAIRED individual

needing help,

please call 813-870-1300

for personalized assistance.




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