MTC Keys to Success
MTC International is focused on helping incumbent and emerging workforces around the world to gain the skills they need to become productive citizens able to support themselves. MTC has identified the following keys to success in international development:
MTC is a leader in the workforce development field. Each year MTC provides essential skill development to more than 35,000 people. MTC International draws on the experience and competence of more than 1,700 highly skilled, hands-on professionals who are experts in workforce development and technical and vocational education.
Building on more than 30 years of success in numerous communities, including those in post-conflict and highly impoverished areas, MTC has not only the depth of subject matter expertise, but also the capacity to address specific, local needs. As a leader in the field of workforce development, MTC has a wealth of experience from which to implement productive, and appropriate interventions in every aspect of the discipline.
MTC is a thought leader in the field of workforce development and has established the MTC Institute to capture and disseminate lessons learned, best practices, and successes for adaptation and replication.
MTC partners with industry leaders to establish and develop training which reflects current standards. Each of the more than 100 vocations offered, provide internationally recognized, credentialed/certified standards. In the competitive, global marketplace, workforce development will provide skills to increase employability, help businesses thrive and grow, and improve a community’s economic standing needed to meet internationally agreed upon industry standards.
Too often, international programs in workforce development focus on the acquisition and improvement of technical skills while overlooking two other important factors: lack of employability skills that may exist and safety and maintenance standards for long term success. All MTC curricula addresses core vocational skills, associated soft skills, and safety and maintenance standards.
MTC is uniquely positioned to provide this certified/credentialed training and to prepare local institutions to help them become qualified to continue the work after a project is completed. In addition, MTC can facilitate relationships with professional, industry associations for long-term sustainability.
MTC International draws on a wealth of experience in all aspects of workforce development and technical vocational education and training. Starting from this base, MTC International recognizes the need for, and has the skills and experience to appropriately analyze local conditions, institutions, economic realities, and opportunities for improvement to successfully address the local situation. This broad base of experience, knowledge, and adaptability makes MTC a particularly efficient and effective implementer and good strategic partner to both the donor and the local counterpart.
MTC recognizes that a key to long-term success in the international development field is strong partnerships between client and implementer, implementer and partner organizations, and perhaps most importantly among local organizations themselves as well as the clients they serve.
In all efforts MTC International consults, collaborates with, and advises governments, the private sector, industry organizations, and training providers through all phases of the project or intervention. MTC recognizes that key to long-term success includes not only the work at hand, but also a focus on how to empower local organizations to continue the work in the future. This may include facilitating and formalizing partnerships among local organizations, working with them on strategies and approaches increasing their financial health, as well as individual and institutional capacity building efforts.
MTC views workforce development as key to addressing a range of development and post-conflict issues in communities around the world.
In many countries and regions the demographic youth bulge promises to be a threat to stability and prosperity if the energy and capacity of young people cannot be translated into skill development and employability. Studies show that even in regions where extreme poverty is not a contributing factor, education is available, and employers exist, often youth still lack employability skills. In other regions, marginal and vulnerable populations barely able to provide for their families lack access to formal education and can benefit from basic skill improvement to increase their chances to adequately provide for their families.
MTC International has demonstrated in a range of communities and countries that appropriate, customized workforce development solutions are a key development component. The starting point may be at the national level and comprehensive, or in an individual community to integrate a marginal group, or working with local businesses and other organizations to improve economic development through specific industries. In each scenario, workforce development is key to success.
MTC considers its strong management capacity as an essential aspect of each successful project or program.
MTC has been recognized for its exceptional management capacity, administrative transparency and clarity, on-going commitment to staff learning and development, and excellent performance measurement systems and approaches. MTC is proud to be recognized as an exceptional implementer and partner for donor and government entities.
MTC operates with integrity, accountability, and excellence to get results that serve the skill development of the workforce, develop the institutional capacity of the providers, and meet the demands of employers while meeting the needs of the client agency.