Vocational Skills Training in realistic settings
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 based on contract work when available. 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 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 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.
- Comp TIA A+ certifications showing proficiency in computer fundamentals, electronic recycling, software refurbishment and hardware repair.
- IC3 certification (( IC³) provides the validated skills and knowledge required for basic use of computer hardware, software, networks, and the Internet.