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MTC Australia Celebrates One-Year Anniversary of Providing Services to Australian Government

One year after MTC acquired Ventia’s share of the MTC-Broadspectrum joint venture last year, MTC Australia is celebrating its first anniversary of becoming a significant player in Australia’s corrections and detention services.

MTC’s mission is to leave a positive social impact where we can and change lives for the better. On October 1, 2022, MTC Australia became the sole operator of the Parklea Correctional Centre outside Sydney. MTC Australia was also awarded a contract by the Australian Government on the same day to provide facilities, garrison, transferee arrivals, and reception services in Nauru.

To celebrate the occasion, MTC President Dan Marquardt shares a special message with staff.

“MTC has become a significant player in Australia’s corrections and detention sectors. MTC was born from the belief that everyone should be given the opportunity to improve themselves and enhance their prospects in life through education and rehabilitation.

“Since my grandfather, Bob Marquardt, founded the company in 1981, MTC has provided people with the life skills and tools they need to achieve their potential.

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Dr. Bob Marquardt (left) and colleagues.

“We began doing this through a program called Job Corps, a no-cost education and vocational residential training program administered by the United States Department of Labor.

“The Job Corps program helps young people ages 16 to 24 improve the quality of their lives by empowering them to get great jobs and become independent.

“Building on this educational foundation, MTC has expanded over the past 40 years into the UK, Egypt, and now Australia, employing over 8,000 people worldwide.

“The MTC portfolio now consists of Job Corps centers, correctional facilities, prison and detention medical departments, community release centers, detention centers, and workforce development sites.

“All of our operations are guided by a culture of care and respect for those that we serve, our fellow employees, and the communities in which we live and work in. This philosophy is demonstrated by our ‘Believe It Or Not, I Care’ philosophy, or ‘BIONIC’ for short.

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MTC staff.

“The MTC leadership team is proud and excited to see our Australian operations grow and a professional, caring, and committed team established at both Parklea and Nauru over the past several years.

“You have achieved great things together by providing safe, decent, and secure facilities for the people in our care and at Parklea [and] services and programs that reduce reoffending and support resident rehabilitation.

“MTC Australia is well on its way to becoming an industry leader in the corrections and detention sectors and your engagement projects are leaving a lasting legacy in the communities you work and serve, especially in Nauru.

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MTC staff.

“There is great potential for MTC Australia to grow and opportunities for you to further develop your career here. We are very excited about the prospect of expanding our footprint in Australia through various new business opportunities that our team is working on.

“You all play an important role in MTC’s success. Thank you for being part of our story so far and we hope you will continue to take this journey with us. Congratulations on your achievements over the past year and I wish you all a wonderful first year anniversary celebration. I hope to see you all again soon. Thank you.”