To shape a society where everyone has the means and motivation to create a life of their choosing.
What We Do
MTC is the social enterprise that gives people the inspiration, capability and opportunity to create a fulfilling life. We deliver high impact employment, training and youth programs that help more than 20,000 people every year to gain skills for employment and entrepreneurship, build self-worth, and enable possibilities for transformative change.
We deliver a range of proven programs, including both federal and state government-funded initiatives. We also deliver nationally accredited training courses and innovative youth programs, and offer specialist recruitment services through MTC Recruitment. As a social enterprise, we continue to support and empower at-risk Australians, by reinvesting surplus back into innovative social impact initiatives like Warakirri College, an independent high school for students who need an alternative to mainstream education.
MTC was established in 1989 in the Sydney suburb of Marrickville by a team of just three. The name MTC represented the original focus of the new social enterprise: Marrickville Community Training Centre.
Today we’ve grown to over 20 locations and more than 300 staff across the greater Sydney region. Initially founded to assist the most disadvantaged, as we’ve grown we’ve expanded our focus to support people from all backgrounds who want to improve their employment skills and prospects.
Our Programs and Services
- Employment Services: Government-funded programs and training designed to help our clients build the skills and self-confidence to find the job they want – or start the business they’ve always dreamed of. Programs include jobactive and the New Enterprise Incentive Scheme.
- Education and Training: Our qualified trainers are knowledgeable, experienced and passionate about supporting our clients to reach their potential, helping them gain practical skills and real-world experience. Programs include Skills for Education and Employment and a range of Vocational Education and Training courses.
- Youth and Community: Innovative programs that support young people. These include mentoring opportunities, programs that provide pathways to employment, and personalised support to stay engaged at school and connected at home. Programs include Smart, Skilled and Hired, Transition to Work, Opportunity Hub, Links to Learning, Youth Frontiers and the No Interest Loans Scheme.