Metropolitan Career Center (MCC), an affiliate of Public Health Management Corporation, has been providing workforce development services such as job readiness, job training, industry-specific certification training and job placement programming for more than 40 years, prioritizing services to community members who have experienced many barriers to successful completion of training and employment. MCC has a long track record in working with employers in a range of sectors, including allied health, technology, health care and hospital services, education, manufacturing, the food service industry, and others.
An array of student support services adds to the strength and success of each program. For these services, MCC's advisors provide supportive services, counseling, reerrals, academic advising, and employment-related services. MCC served 430 people last year, graduating more than 90 percent of participants and placing the majority of program participants in good jobs.
MCC's mission is to educate, train and place individuals with limited access to resources to meet employers' changing workforce needs. Through a supportive learning environment and personalized attention, MCC transforms lives by building a path to sustainable careers and economic independence.
Programs and Services
STRIVE Job Readiness and Industry Certification Program for youth and adults
The STRIVE (Successful Training Results in Valued Employment) model combines job-readiness and industry-specific job training resulting in credentials and job placement, including training in allied health professions. STRIVE, is a nationally-recognized work-readiness curriculum that helps students learn the approach and behaviors that are most useful in securing and holding jobs. MCC offers a number of programs, including Child Development Associate certification, Medical Office Assisting, COMP TIA A+ computer training and certification, ServSafe, OSHA, First Aid, Customer Service and others.
GED and Tutoring
MCC offers GED preparation and through its tutoring center, helps students prepare for the college entrance exam.
MCC is a training provider for the Philadelphia Housing Authority, and is a National Center for Competency (NCCT) testing site for certification in Medical Office Assistant (MOA).
MCC provides diploma and associate degree programs through its Computer Technology Institute (CTI), an accredited non-profit college, licensed by the Department of Education and accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges. CTI maintains articulation agreements with Philadelphia University, DeVry University and University of Phoenix for students to transfer easily to a four-year institution after obtaining their associate degrees.
CTI offers the following degrees:
- Computer Support Specialist
- Web Design
- Health Information Technology Program (diploma program)
Director of Workforce Development
Ways to Donate
Metropolitan Career Center is a United Way of Greater Philadelphia and South New Jersey agency. Please dedicate your donation to the following donor number: 1792.
Send a check to:
Metropolitan Career Center
100 South Broad Street, Suite 800
Philadelphia, PA 19110
Metropolitan Career Center is an Educational Improvement Organization and can receive donations through the Commonwealth of Pennsylvania's EITC tax credit program. For a one-year commitment, corporations receive a 90 percent tax credit.