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.
The original team founded MTC to assist the most disadvantaged and as we’ve grown, we’ve expanded our focus to support people from all backgrounds who want to improve their employment skills and prospects.
We offer a range of government-funded programs and training designed to help individuals build the skills and self-confidence to find the job they want – or start the business they’ve long imagined. Programs include Workforce Australia and Disability Employment Services. Our team also works with businesses of all sizes to find new employees, develop existing ones and address skill shortages that affect many industries.
Our qualified trainers are knowledgeable, experienced, and passionate about supporting individuals to reach their potential, helping them gain practical skills and real-world experience. Programs include Skills for Education and Employment, Career Transition Assistance, Self-Employment Assistance, Employability Skills Training, and a range of Vocational Education and Training courses.
We deliver innovative programs that support young people to set and achieve their goals. These include mentoring opportunities, programs that provide pathways to employment, and personalised support to stay engaged at school and connected at home. Programs include Opportunity Hub, No Interest Loans Scheme as well as our social impact strategy which aims to directly support young people and their families.
At MTC Australia, we know that sometimes personal challenges can prevent people from making progress, so our Allied Health team helps people overcome these challenges. Our network of practitioners provides confidential services at no cost to our customers.
OUR TRACK RECORD OF SUCCESS
Samuel had been through ups and downs, with casual labor jobs and as a kitchen steward. But when the pandemic hit, his situation worsened, leaving him underemployed. Samuel's journey took a positive turn when he connected with Joe, a local employer and owner of WasteWood.Read More
Through the Youth Employment Assistance Service (formerly known as SLES) at MTC, Ben has embarked on a journey towards confidence, independence, and employment. With the help of his NDIS Job Coach, he has improved his skills and understanding of the work environment and has completed a Cert II in retail at TAFE. Ben's dedication has paid off, and is now a valued member of the team at Jamaica Blue Café.Read More