Step Inside the Bay Correctional Facility

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On August 1st, 2021, MTC took over the Bay Correctional Facility operations in Panama City, Florida. As with any transition, it can present a challenge to staff members. “The more we work at it and the more we buy into the mission,” says Linda Baker, a case manager. “The BIONIC (Believe It Or Not I … Continued

Leading MTC Into the Future: Shared Services

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As we look ahead to what the future holds for MTC, we hear from an MTC leader playing a pivotal role in transforming how we do business. “I’m Michael Marquardt. In my new role, I’m excited to continue to support MTC Connect and Engaged Learning. Today I’d like to talk about the significant transformation underway … Continued

Job Corps Leadership Inspires Students to Succeed

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Strong leaders are needed to lead the next generation. Today we hear inspirational words from MTC Job Corps leadership. Ellen May is the center director at Hawaii Job Corps. “Staff members are the heart of the Job Corps program. And they are truly the reason why students see so many successes, we couldn’t do it … Continued

Music Builds Connection at the Otero County Processing Center

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Music can make a major difference. In this story, we learn how the right tune can make a powerful positive impact. Recently, women who are in the custody of Immigration and Customs Enforcement, or ICE, are being assigned to be detained at the Otero County Processing Center (OCPC) in Chaparral, New Mexico. It took a … Continued

Kayla’s Bright Future Began at Sierra Nevada Job Corps

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It’s a story about a new path with a lasting positive impact. For this story, we follow Kayla Ybaria for her earliest days enrolled at the Sierra Nevada Job Corps Center. Kayla had an immediate positive Job Corps experience. “I got here yesterday, and they made me feel welcome. They took me around the center … Continued

Arizona State Prison – Marana Provides Service to Community Partner

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It’s a story of a partnership that is changing lives. A tale of the lasting impact of hard work. “I think they were proud of what they did,” says Janie Nelson, “and we were just ecstatic about it.” Janie and Brian Nelson run the non-profit Agape Acres. The therapeutic horse-riding organization has found a partner … Continued

The Gadsden Correctional Facility Supports Seniors

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It’s a story about serving and connecting with the community. Tira Jackson is the Deputy Warden of Programs at the Gadsden Correctional Facility in Quincy, FL. “We want to be a part of the community,” she says, “and that’s building the rapport with the community. So, the ladies, of course, they’re always willing to give … Continued

Los Angeles Job Corps Alumni: Determination Pays Off

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It’s a story of hard work and success based on opportunity and determination. It’s Ronalyn’s tale of triumph.  Los Angeles Job Corps student Ronalyn Victor visited Union Station and Metrolink rail lines a week before she starts her new job next week. “I will be working an internship at the Metrolink HR office, which is … Continued

Step Inside Graceville Correctional Facility

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MTC took over operations of the Graceville Correctional Facility in Graceville, Florida, on September 1, 2021. A small town in rural Florida, Graceville is a beautiful setting for the medium and close custody facility, which houses 1,884 residents and employs 287 dedicated staff. “MTC does things differently than the previous contractor,” said Warden Scott Middlebrooks. … Continued

Leading the Next Generation Through Job Corps

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Job Corps is the country’s largest job training and education program. It’s provided at no cost to low-income individuals between 16 and 24 years old. This program gives young people the experience and skills they need to start a life-changing career. MTC leaders believe in the opportunities available through Job Corps. Melissa Tran, Center Director, … Continued