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June 27, 2012

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Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams to Make Commencement Speech

PHILADELPHIA – On Tuesday, June 28, 150 graduates of Metropolitan Career Center and its Computer Technology Institute gather together to celebrate their academic achievements with friends, family and staff at the institution’s annual Ceremony of Achievement. Metropolitan Career Center (MCC) helps prepare students to meet the challenges of the modern workforce by providing technical skills and job placement support. Students come from a variety of backgrounds and circumstances to accomplish a common goal: professional success. This year’s event takes place at the University of the Arts and features a number of student speakers, along with Philadelphia District Attorney Seth Williams as commencement speaker.

MCC encourages sustainable careers and economic independence by building a supportive learning environment where students get personalized attention. MCC’s Computer Technology Institute (CTI), an approved and accredited training provider through the Department of Education and one of the few not-for-profit secondary career schools in Pennsylvania, offers an associate in specialized technology degree and a diploma in health information technology.

CTI students also receive assistance with accessing both state and federal financial aid to attend the program. “Our school creates a learning environment that teaches theory while providing practical, hands-on experience with real-world exercises,” says CTI school director, Amy Miller. “We’re proud of our 2012 graduates and confident that they have what it takes  to succeed in their chosen careers.”

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About MCC/CTI

Metropolitan Career Center (MCC) was launched in 1974 as a nonprofit workforce development organization established by the clergy and members of the First United Methodist Church of Germantown to help neighborhood youth and adults gain greater access to resources that could lead to better careers and higher education. Today, MCC and its nonprofit career school, Computer Technology Institute (CTI), educate and train individuals who have limited access to resources, to connect them to employers and help meet the changing needs of the workforce. MCC and CTI encourage sustainable careers and economic independence by building a supportive learning environment in which students receive personalized attention. To further that mission, CTI, an approved and accredited training provider through the Department of Education and one of the few nonprofit secondary career schools in Pennsylvania, offers an associate degree in specialized technology and a diploma in health information technology.

About PHMC

Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) is a nonprofit public health institute that creates and sustains healthier communities. PHMC uses best practices to improve community health through direct service, partnership, innovation, policy, research, technical assistance and a prepared workforce.  PHMC has served the region since 1972. For more information on PHMC, visit www.phmc.org.