Overview & Mission

MTC Corporate Overview

MTC was founded in 1981 with a mission to be a leader in social impact by giving young people the tools they need to find meaningful jobs and become contributing members of their communities. MTC launched its business in the federal Job Corps program, preparing America’s youth to be successful in today’s job market. The company expanded into other areas which support its commitment to helping improve society.

Today, MTC employs more than 8,500 people worldwide through four divisions: Education & Training, Corrections, MTC Medical, and Economic & Social Development. Each of these divisions helps make a social impact by improving the lives of those we serve and the communities in which they live.

MTC is a private company based in Centerville, Utah.

Education & Training

Since 1981, MTC has helped hundreds of thousands of young people prepare for today’s job market. This is where MTC began, as a contracted operator of Job Corps centers for the United States Department of Labor. Job Corps was established in 1964 as a part of President Lyndon B. Johnson’s War on Poverty.  Today, 50 years later, it is still going strong with 125 federally-sponsored training centers in the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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MTC provides academic, technical, and social skills training to more than 12,000 young adults annually at Job Corps centers. The company also manages several contracts for recruiting students into the Job Corps program and for placing students in jobs, higher education, or the military.

Over the last year, MTC improved the lives of students by providing comprehensive training that resulted in:

  • More than 4,000 students earned their GED, high school diploma, or an equivalency
  • More than 7,000 career technical training programs completed
  • More than 7,500 students placed in quality jobs, higher education, or the military
  • Our 21 Job Corps centers average 97 percent of the U.S. Department of Labor annual performance goals


Since 1987, MTC has made a social impact by giving thousands of offenders an opportunity to change their lives. MTC’s philosophy in Corrections is rehabilitation through education—that’s why we provide offenders with numerous educational, vocational, substance abuse, faith based, and life-skills programs from GED and adult basic education to anger management and moral reconation therapy. Research has shown that offenders who participate in proven programming are less likely to re-offend after they’re released.

MTC safely secures more than 73,000 offenders and detainees in eight states at 24 facilities annually. To ensure we operate the highest quality correctional facilities, MTC pursues nationally-recognized accreditations from the American Correctional Association, the Correctional Education Association, the Joint Commission on Accreditation of Health Care, and the National Commission on Correctional Health Care.

Over the last year, MTC awarded 42,675 certificates including:

  • 14,673 in academic/life skills courses
  • 18,516 in substance-abuse programs
  • 7,688 GEDs & INEAs (Mexican equivalent of GED)
  • 1,798 in vocational training programs

In 2014, MTC entered into a joint venture with United Kingdom company Amey to create MTCnovo. MTCnovo will provide rehabilitation services for the Ministry of Justice to approximately 30,000 probationers and parolees in London and the Thames Valley. MTCnovo also provides rehabilitation services to youth in the Rainsbrook Secure Training Center.

Economic & Social Development

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.

MTC has a three-year contract with the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to upgrade Egypt’s technical and vocational education and training system, enhance connections between employers and training centers, and create local structures for economic development. MTC is working directly with Egypt’s Ministry of Technical and Vocational Education and Training to implement USAID’s Workforce Improvement and Skill Enhancement project which will build 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 successfully trained people in: 

  • Iraq
  • Haiti
  • South Sudan
  • Mongolia
  • West Bank
  • Jordan
  • China
  • Pakistan
  • Tunisia 

MTC Medical

Since 2005, MTC Medical has made a social impact by improving the healthcare offenders receive. We provide quality medical, dental, and mental healthcare to nearly 15,000 offenders at 11 facilities, while also promoting healthy lifestyles. MTC Medical staff are highly skilled professionals with significant experience in the corrections medical field. Our healthcare experts provide care to offenders at all levels of supervision and management for clients including the Federal Bureau of Prisons, Immigration & Customs Enforcement, U.S. Marshals Service, and state departments of corrections. 

Over the last year, MTC Medical has produced the following results:

  • 101,168 medical and dental visits

  • 66,239 physical, medical, and diagnostic exams

  • All facilities are accredited by the American Correctional Association


MTC will be a leader in social impact by:

  • Preparing youth for employment and citizenship
  • Preparing offenders to successfully transition into communities
  • Providing quality health care and promoting healthy lifestyles
  • Providing greater opportunity for citizens globally through economic and social development
  • Investing in communities