MTC Institute Overview
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 MTC’s five divisions.
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.
MTC Institute research is published primarily in two forms: research reports and data spotlights.
Research reports probe pressing issues and identify programs that work with economically disadvantaged populations. These reports focus primarily on: education, workforce development, career and technical training, corrections, international workforce trends, medical care in correctional settings, and domestic employee and employer issues.
Data spotlights are periodic publications highlighting specific issues that impact the future of young people and offenders. Previous spotlights have focused on the value of education, career and technical education certificates, offender recidivism, and student dropout and completion rates.
Institute staff members continue to pursue projects related to education, corrections programming and medical care, employment trends, and domestic and international workforce development.