Our mission

Empowering the local community

We believe education and training gives opportunities for self development that enables people to take more control over their own lives. MaTReC sees itself as an important innovator in this process and will provide the necessary skill base, friendly environment and professional approach that enable people to maximise their potential.

We have a commitment to provide opportunities that enables people to find work.

We will offer support and information that enables people to make choices around their development, education, training and employment.

We will take a positive and active approach in encouraging participation in all our activities by people who often find access to training and education difficult, e.g. those who are on low income, unemployed, lone parents and people with disabilities.

We recognise the importance of sharing our learning and experience with others. We therefore commit to support community organisations and businesses in their development.

We recognise that organisations with similar aims and purposes as our own locally, regionally and nationally could benefit from sharing our learning and experiences. It is our intention to act positively in enabling this process.

We believe our strength in meeting needs lies in developing a creative, skilled and knowledgeable management and staff team. We are therefore committed to building on our current skills and learning new ones.

We are committed to equality of opportunity and to this end we will continue to develop our services and our practices in a non-discriminatory way.

We are committed to effectively monitoring and evaluating our services to ensure we are meeting stated aims.

Partnerships with funding bodies are important to our ability to meet need. We believe these should be developed in such a way that mutually assures all involved.