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Elevate         Educate        Empower           Employ

Independence is something that is important to all of us. MTC’s Day Services provides supportive training developed 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.

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

Life Skills

Life Skills services are designed to 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.  Services are designed for individuals with intellectual disabilities, on the Autism Spectrum and related disorders. Life skills instruction combines academic, daily living, and interpersonal skills to teach students how to live in the community.

MTC’s Job Skills

MTC’s Job Skills is for individuals with an expressed desire for a job, and who have a support plan with community based employment as a goal. Individuals will be assessed to determine current skills sets. They will be placed into one of the four team settings based on abilities and aptitudes. As skill sets are developed trainees will transition from one team to another, with the goal of reaching the team most ready for community based employment. Training activities are based on our EPIC (“Empowering People, Inspiring Change” ©) curriculum, and includes instruction in pre-employment job preparation, workplace readiness, computer skills, fitness for stamina and functional social skills.

Technical Skills

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.

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

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


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 contact:
Leah Herring, Transitions Manager
813-870-1300 Extension 307
[email protected]
Funding Accepted: MedWaiver, General Revenue, Vocational Rehabilitation, Consumer Directed Care, Private Pay.