MTC’s success comes from our commitment to an in-depth knowledge of each person we serve.


MTC Employment Services are “disability neutral” created to provide supports to persons with a wide range of physical and intellectual disabilities. MacDonald Training Center’s decades of serving those with hearing impairments may be tracked to the beginning of our Community Employment Services in 1971, giving MTC a long history of successfully placing individuals with severe disabilities into competitive employment. To the best of our knowledge the immediate and ongoing provision of interpreting services in American Sign Language for the deaf and hearing impaired is unique to our organization.


Employment Services provides individuals with the necessary one-on-one employability skills training and services such as:


Resume’ preparation and interview etiquette


Job development and utilizing an individual's community support network


Web-enhanced job search


Mock interview sessions


Transportation and travel training


Community based job observations

Job fair attendance


Competitive job placement services


On-the-job training and skills acquisition




Job maintenance services and utilization of natural supports


Interpreting services in American Sign Language


ADA assistance and employer/co-worker sensitivity training


Career advancement support and financial benefits planning


Supported Employment provides assistance in acquiring and maintaining community based competitive employment. Supported employment coaches work side-by-side to assist with…


Acquiring needed job-skills,

Developing job opportunities,

Obtaining the job,

Providing on-the-job training,

Soft skills training and guidance, and

Developing natural supports.


Supported Employment utilizes a one to one person-centered approach in obtaining competitive employment by utilizing the support of an Employment Coach for job development, intensive systematic job training and job maintenance services for the duration of employment  This best practice approach is essential for ensuring satisfaction and success throughout the employment process.


Job Placement/Time-Limited Supported Employments Services is designed for those who have previous work experiences and/or have life experiences which can more easily transfer into specific job skills. Employment specialists are flexible in providing only those services needed for successful employment. Job maintenance services are available for the first 90 days of employment. Follow-along services may also be available through our collaboration with Hillsborough County Schools.


Consider the Case

for Business

Hiring and retaining qualified individuals with disabilities will position a business to create products and provide services that will generate the loyalty of the second largest minority group in the United States.


According to the 2010 NOD/Kessler Foundation Harris Survey, “There is no significant difference between people with disabilities and their nondisabled peers in their ability to acquire new skills, their absenteeism, their flexibility to adapt to new situations and their dedication.”


88% of Americans prefer to give their business to employers who hire people with disabilities.  (Source:  Journal of Vocational Rehabilitation 2006)

For more information, please


Employment Services for Individuals who are Deaf and Hard of Hearing


HEAR (Hearing Education Awareness& Recruitment)


Empowerment,  Diversity and Inclusion

• Employment services for individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing

• Diversity Training for Employers

• Customized Employment Services for Job Seekers and Businesses


Grant funding from The Able Trust is expanding MTC’s services to people who are deaf and hard of hearing. This includes young people seeking first time employment and adults seeking a new job or advancement on their chosen career path.


HEAR is expressly designed to provide individuals who are deaf and hard of hearing, who have traditionally been underserved, the opportunity to gain employability skills, vocational counseling, resume preparation, job development, job placement assistance,  interpreting services in American Sign Language, job maintenance (follow-along), career advancement, benefits planning, and service coordination.


Cindy Tutko, pictured here with clients at MTC’s annual Celebrate Success dinner, which honors people working independently in the community, is one of MTC’s three ASL Employment Specialists. Cindy has a 25 year long track record in serving those with hearing challenges and well documented ability to meet the needs of the individuals and employers.  MTC’s ASL Employment team often makes the difference between employers who feel confident in their ability to manage and train employees who are deaf and hard of hearing and those who do not. Individuals with hearing deficits are an underserved population presenting unique challenges relative to finding appropriate employment and ensuring support with communication deficits as it relates to job performance.


Diversity Trainings are available to employers. Our team works together with the shared goal to change stereotypic employer attitudes, unconscious bias and outright employment discrimination, which often denies people with disabilities the chance for employment. Through exposure to our many resources, those situations in which an employer is willing to provide an employment opportunity to an individual, but may lack the confidence or awareness of the supports available, may instead  have successful outcomes of meaningful, full time employment.




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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

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