DAY SERVICES

Elevate         Educate        Empower           Employ

 MTC’s Day Services provides supportive vocational education 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.
Vocational education focuses on Certificate based technical skills with elevated life skills development to assure employers that the candidates have the talents and skills needed for employment and the emotional intelligence to navigate an inclusive, neurodiverse workplace

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

MTC’s Job Skills

MTC’s Job Skills is vocational education which  prepares individuals with disabilities for career advancement, the possibility to earn a living wage and a more self-sufficient independent life.

Individuals enrolled in MTC’s Adult Day Training with the goal of community-based employment have the opportunity to increase their chances of success by enrolling in a variety of new educational and vocational cohorts. Curriculum was developed to provide pathways to employment in the fastest growing sectors in Florida : Technology, Manufacturing, HealthCare and Hospitality. Many of the curriculums were developed with assistance from University level educators, all have been vetted by industry and subject matter experts. Each cohort provides services, supports, and experiential opportunities, with the aim of enhancing skills that will prepare individuals with disabilities to succeed in workplace and post-secondary education settings.

Communication and interpersonal skills leading to job performance; financial literacy; public transportation management as well as job-seeking skills; and other “soft” life skills necessary for employment are integral to the training platforms.

The curriculum focuses on professional and personal growth emphasizing critical thinking, communication styles and leadership development. This collective effort to prepare job seekers for employment by elevating their interpersonal skills and equipping them with nationally recognized certifications may assuage any conscious or unconscious reservations an employer may have about hiring a person with a disability.

MTC’s Certificate Based Educational Programs

Manufacturing/Logistics: MTC’s logistics and supply chain training focuses on the skills and knowledge required to manage materials from the receiving, storage, picking, packing and shipping process. The goal is to develop the individual’s skills and knowledge to the level of those required by the Manufacturing Skill Standards Council (MSSC), in order to be certified as a Certified Logistics Associate (CLA).

Hospitality and Healthcare: Healthcare and Hospitality  are taught in a fully outfitted mini-hospital room donated by Moffitt Cancer Center. Patient experience expectations and customer service best practices are at the heart of this service excellence curriculum. Certifications include OSHA10 Health and Safety, and (ISSA) Cleaning Management Institute Custodial Technician certifications.

Technology: The top requested skill in online employment ads is proficiency in Microsoft Office, according to the Florida Department of Economic Opportunity .  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.

eQuality Solutions electronics recycling, refurbishment, and software installation, 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.

EXCEL, Excellence in Computer Education and Learning

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  to succeed in workplace and post secondary education settings.

Community Skills

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 and navigating the workplace. Various social skills concepts are addressed through a combination of activities in the community, vocational skills training, meaningful volunteer opportunities and special projects.  Strategies are set to achieve employment goals. Community Skills provides an opportunity to promote independence and positively impacts future individual transitions. These opportunities provide the tools needed for career advancement,  a more independent and rewarding life.

Life Skills

Life Skills Services 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.

Enhanced Services

Enhanced Services offers a greater level of support in a more structured setting. A smaller staff ratio is provided so that individuals may enjoy a meaningful day while participating in community activities, volunteerism, and life enrichment opportunities.

Senior Services

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

Transportation Services

Transportation Services are provided to our 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

IS MTC RIGHT FOR YOU?

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 email  Samantha Gwaltney, Chief Operating Officer: [email protected]
Funding Accepted: MedWaiver, General Revenue, Vocational Rehabilitation, Consumer Directed Care, Private Pay.