Economic & Social Development Overview
Since 2004, MTC’s Economic & Social Development division has helped people worldwide develop the skills needed to build better lives for themselves and their families. Worldwide, economic instability disproportionally impacts disadvantaged and vulnerable populations — particularly women, at-risk-youth, ethnic minorities, and the disabled. MTC takes a holistic approach in providing career, technical, and social skills training to prepare these populations for full participation in today’s workforce.
Our Economic & Social Development staff collaborate with governments across the globe conducting workforce needs assessments. We offer curricula for more than 100 vocations including carpentry, welding, automotive, construction, healthcare, and computer technician. The curricula includes the technical skills, safety requirements, and the social skills required for each vocation.
MTC has a three-year contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) in Egypt to provide young people with job skills training that will prepare them for the workforce. The project, titled Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement, will accomplish the following:
- Provide technical assistance and training
- Establish partnerships between businesses and technical secondary schools
- Improve and promote innovation in the areas of workforce development and vocational training programs
- Upgrade and improve curricula of certain programs
- Advocate for policy and regulatory reform
This project will result in a skilled labor force that will increase the nation’s productivity and reduce poverty.
MTC has worked with USAID, the World Bank, the United Nations, the regional development banks, and national governments in providing workforce training worldwide. MTC has also successfully trained people in:
- South Sudan
- West Bank