Working hard to overcome adversity in pursuit of goals is part of the American Dream, yet one in five Americans face workplace and employment discrimination due to a disability. The mislabeling that marginalizes people with disabilities leaves the Hillsborough County community with disabilities at a 40% poverty rate, stifling community and economic growth – a system that is hardly working.
Each stereotype placed on a person with disabilities hinders his or her chance to reach their full potential, gain employment, and give back to their community. MTC seeks to provide perspective and change misconceptions about people with disabilities.
MTC has been a leading resource and progressive advocate for persons with disabilities since 1953. Today, the organization’s primary areas of service include educational, vocational, and residential supports for persons with disabilities. It is MTC’s mission to empower people with disabilities to lead the lives they choose and to be a stepping stone to successful and long-term community employment.
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This service is catered for individuals who desire a job, primarily those with I/DD who have moved up through Job Skills, and may require long term support. Employment Specialists will work with the individuals to obtain, secure, and maintain employment along with résumé building, interview strategies, training, and resolution of workplace issues. This service will continue throughout the duration of employment.
This service is designed for those with Intellectual/ Developmental Disabilities (I/DD) who desire a job but need additional employment skills. Individuals in this service will receive training in both Job Skills– technical training for specific positions based on his or her interests– and Soft Skills which includes the EPIC Curriculum, computer skills, fitness for stamina, social skills, community integration, and volunteerism.
This service is perfect for individuals primarily with physical disabilities who desire a job, wish to reenter the workforce and typically do not require any additional training. Employment Specialists will assist individuals in making connections to obtain employment. This service ends 90 days after hire date.
CONNECT WITH MTC
To learn more about how to get involved with MacDonald Training Center, please fill out the form below or feel free to contact directly with the information provided below. Together, we can help those who have been MISLABELED find opportunities they deserve.