The MTC Institute was established in 2002 as an independent research unit of the corporation. MTC recognizes the need for research to support a framework of initiatives involving Job Corps, corrections, MTC Medical, International Development and MTC Works. Institute research focuses on best practices within education and training programs, staffing, and costs. The Institute benefits MTC’s customers, staff, and the industries associated with the corporation’s five divisions.
A MISSION PROMOTING INNOVATION, VALUE AND KNOWLEDGE
The MTC Institute’s mission is to conduct research, examine trends and promote innovations and exemplary practices. Ultimately, the Institute publishes and distributes its findings to a broad array of policy makers, professional associations, research organizations, educational institutions, foundations, governmental entities, and the public.
Research results are published in two forms: Data Spotlights and Research Reports. Data Spotlights highlight issues including the value of education, career and technical education certificates, recidivism and student dropout and completion rates. Research Reports probe pressing issues and identify programs that work with disadvantaged youth and offenders. Existing spotlights and reports include:
- Job Corps: Changing Lives One Student at a Time
- Job Corps: Promoting Success for Hispanic Youth
- Measuring Success: Improving the Effectiveness of Correctional Facilities
- Rehabilitation through Education: Correctional Educators
Institute staff members continue to pursue projects related to MTC’s five divisions. This includes research on prison programming and private corrections, successful education programs, career and technical education, and staff development. The continual guidance of an internal advisory board comprised of senior executives and managers supports the Institute in tracking trends, pinpointing industry developments and selecting new projects.
For more information, visit MTC Institute Research.