MacDonald Training Center (MTC), Tampa’s premier provider of services to people with disabilities, is celebrating 70 years of uniting hope with opportunity.
The powerful History & legacy of mtc
MacDonald Training Center (MTC) has been a beacon of hope since 1953 when J. Clifford MacDonald and a small group of parents opened one of the first preschools in our nation for children with disabilities in Drew Park. Seeking a more equitable and inclusive life for their children, these courageous families boldly rejected the status quo. MTC has moved their vision forward for seventy years, always creating new pathways to opportunities for people with disabilities. Today, thousands of individuals with all disabilities are living and working in our community because of innovative life enrichments, vocational skills training, specialized post-secondary educational programs, community-based residential supports, and employment placement services they received through MTC.
The eMerge Career Collaborative and The Learning Academy at USF Celebrated our Tech2Work Graduates! A very enthusiastic staff welcomed family and friends to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of these graduates. A very enthusiastic staff welcomed proud family and friends to acknowledge the significant accomplishments of graduates, Andrew, Evan, Jon, and Mercedes!
(MTC) Board Member, the Honorable Fran Davin (pictured from left), was inducted into the Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame along with Judy Genshaft and Margarita Gonzalez! Tampa Mayor Jane Castor (pictured far right).
Hillsborough County Women's Hall of Fame 2023
(Pictured from left) MTC Board Members, the Honorable Fran Davin, the Honorable Jack Gutman and Tampa Mayor Jane Castor.
On February 16, 2023, the City of Tampa Mayor, Jane Castor, (pictured in center), presented a Proclamation for MacDonald Training Center's 70th Anniversary and the launch of eMerge Career Collaborative, a unique post-secondary program for students with autism and other disabilities.
MTC 70 - February 16, 2023 Celebration!
Karenne Levy, MTC President/CEO is presented with Proclamation from Tampa City Mayor, Jane Castor
Pictured from left to right: MTC Board Member, Dr. Michael M. Robinson, Tampa City Councilman, Luis Viera, MTC President/CEO, Karenne Levy, MTC Board Members, Mr. Phillip A. Baumann, Ms. Cathy Baez, Mr. Eric Kreiger, and Mr. Dustin Henderson
MTC 70 January 31, 2023 Celebration
Pictured left to right: Mr. Peter Haladay, MTC Board Member/Self-Advocate, and Mr. Vincent Camacho, Former MTC Board Member/Self-Advocate
Join us for a year of 70th Anniversary Monthly Celebrations! Make sure to check back for updates.