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July 5, 2011                                                                  

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 Metropolitan Career Center and Computer Technology Institute Join PHMC Family

 PHILADELPHIAMetropolitan Career Center (MCC), a workforce development program, and its nonprofit career school, Computer Technology Institute, joined Public Health Management Corporation (PHMC) on July 1, 2011 as members of its affiliate family. “We’re excited to add MCC and CTI as PHMC affiliates,” said PHMC President & CEO, Richard Cohen. “The work they do furthers our mission of building healthier communities, as we know that education, employment and economic well-being are critical factors in health status.”

 MCC educates and trains individuals with limited access to resources to meet the changing needs of the workforce and connects them with employers. It encourages sustainable careers and economic independence by building a supportive learning environment where students get personalized attention. To further that mission, 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.

 “MCC and CTI are pleased to be a part of the PHMC affiliate family,” says Linda Hahn, executive director of the organization. “We look forward to working with PHMC to continue offering our students an education that prepares them to excel in the workforce.” Metropolitan Career Center (MCC) was founded 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 have greater access to resources that could lead to better careers and higher education. Today it continues that tradition. MCC has grown to become a preeminent provider of workforce services to the Philadelphia community. Its programs focus not only on skills training, but on the development of effective résumés, interviewing skills and job placement help.

 Funded largely by public contracts with the Pennsylvania Department of Labor and Industry, the Department of Public Welfare, and the Pennsylvania Department of Education, as well as sub-grants with Public Health Management Corporation and People’s Emergency Center, MCC also receives a large portion of program funding through individual, foundation and corporate gifts. As part of its affiliate status, MCC and CTI will receive programmatic and administrative support from PHMC.


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