Engaged Learning to Provide Increased Support for All Instructors in 2023

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A well-known Japanese proverb states, “Better than a thousand days of diligent study is one day with a great teacher.” [MTC’s] Engaged Learning team could not agree more. As we begin the new year, the Engaged Learning team is more committed than ever to training, coaching, and supporting teachers and facilitators at every one of … Continued

MTC’s Fit for Life Initiative Continues at the Otero County Processing Center

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In 2022, MTC launched the Fit for Life Initiative where a different aspect of healthy living was emphasized each quarter. All MTC facilities participated in this initiative; an effort that involved both staff members and the people we serve. When the year-long initiative ended, we caught up with a couple of people from the Otero … Continued

Javier Luna Changes Lives through Exercise at Bay Correctional Facility

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“I can’t find a staff person or an offender that does not like Mr. Luna,” says Jesse Williams. Javier Luna is the recreation supervisor at the Bay Correctional Facility in Panama City, Florida, where Jesse is the warden. “Every single day he is the epitome of the word called consistent,” Warden Williams states. “I just … Continued

Seven-Habits Program Changes Lives at the Arizona State Prison – Marana

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Perhaps you’ve heard of the book “Seven Habits of Highly Effective People” by Stephen R. Covey and its accompanying program. At the Arizona State Prison – Marana, a version of the program is available for residents that is tailored to persons who are incarcerated. “It’s not an easy program to get through,” says Dawn Miller, … Continued

MTC Begins Annual Executive Leadership Academy for 2023

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It’s that time of year again. MTC has begun its annual “Leadership Academy for Executives” program for 2023. This ten-month program helps prepare future Job Corps leaders for upward mobility, including the possibility of working as a center director. “We’re excited to have you here,” welcomes Gary Vesta, director of education & training for MTC, … Continued

MTC Expands Social Impact Through New “Better Together” Initiative

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Hi, I’m Dan Marquardt, president of MTC. Happy New Year! We look forward to your success and growth within the company and the social impact we’ll make throughout 2023. Over the last few years, we made [it] a priority to expand the social impact we make by taking on various projects. These have included improving … Continued

Panama City Community Release Center Changes Lives Through Gainful Employment

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You’re looking at men at work. Not the eighties band – the real thing. Real men doing real jobs, supporting real families. The unique thing about the three men featured in this story is that they are or were incarcerated at the Panama City Community Release Center (CRC), holding down good jobs while finishing up … Continued