Vocational Skills Training in realistic settings
Manufacturing: MTC’s Distribution and Receiving training concentrates of mastery of the core competencies of material handling at the front-line (entry-level through front-line supervisor) through successful completion of the Certified Logistics Technician certification assessments. The goal of the CLT certification program is to raise the level of performance of logistics workers and to assist the individuals in finding higher-wage jobs.
Hospitality and Healthcare: Healthcare and Hospitality are taught in a fully outfitted mini-hospital room donated by Moffitt Cancer Center.
Technology: The top requested skill in online employment ads is proficiency in Microsoft Office, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity’s November 2018 report. MTC offers this training in our EXCEL, Excellence in Computer Education and Learning technology lab. An adjunct professor teaches the curriculum and Certifications include Microsoft Office Specialist, Microsoft Technical Specialist and IC3.
Technical skills range from eQuality Solutions electronics recycling, refurbishment, and software installation, to material handling, inventory management, safety training and heavy machine operation. Training is to industry standards including OSHAS10 and Microsoft Refurbishment certification, R2, ISO,OHSAS(800) standards.
In January 2016 eQuality Solutions was awarded R2:2013, ISO 14001:2003 and OHSAS 18001:2007 certifications. These certifications validate that all our processes and procedures regarding recycling are annually audited by an accredited third party auditor. These audits measure compliance with the industry’s highest standards regarding data security, health & safety, and the environment.
Excellence in Computer Education and Learning
Technology Education for People on the Autism Spectrum and related disabilities
EXCEL, MTC’s new Excellence in Computer Education and Learning technology education 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 Microsoft Office Specialist, instruction in data entry, programming, network basics, Microsoft Office fundamentals and IC (3) tracks. The program provides services, supports, and experiential opportunities, with the aim of enhancing skills that will prepare students on the Autism Spectrum to succeed in workplace and post secondary education settings.
EXCEL for individuals 18 and over, is a 12 month program which increases the chance of finding and retaining community based employment.
Participants will have the opportunity to obtain nationally-recognized industry specific certification(s) in computer education and practical workplace skills development which may lead to a heightened interest in further post secondary education.
The program requires completion of industry courses as well as employment preparation courses, work-simulation experiences, self advocacy, peer-mentoring, independent living and social skills training. MacDonald Training Center is a certified Microsoft testing site and students may obtain:
- Microsoft Office Specialist certification with an understanding of office applications, networking basics, electronic communication, and the internet.
- Microsoft Technical Specialist showing proficiency in computer fundamentals, , software refurbishment and hardware repair.
- IC3 certification (( IC³) provides the validated skills and knowledge required for use and recycling of computer hardware, and software.