In 1989, Valaida W. Randolph’s established the Education Management Corporation in order to:
“provide quality individuals to the workplace who are creative, responsible problem-solvers and have the skills and attitudes on which employers can build.”
As such, the organization hires “dedicated, committed, professional staff [to] serve as positive role models and empower each individual placed in [their] care to develop the competencies, skills, and personal traits needed for successful job performance.”
Since its establishment – with founder Valaida W. Randolph at the helm in the positions of president and primary principal – has successfully trained and educated “the disadvantaged youth” of America, providing services to the US Department of Labor as prime contractor and subcontractor for their Job Corps centers.
EMC has been trying to “be a quality service provider assisting our nation in improving the education and employability skills of ‘at-risk’ youth and adults, thereby enhancing the quality of our labor force to meet the challenges and needs of today’s and tomorrow’s workplace…today.” As such, with over three decades of experience working with agencies on federal, international, municipal and state levels, Valaida W. Randolph has to date, successfully managed to contribute to the creation and running of 19 Job Corps center. Other programs on which they have worked include: youth correctional facilities, provision of training services globally, US Army basic academic training, data collection and post-secondary academic institution related research services.
EMC is a “small, woman-owned disadvantaged business, certified as both an “8(a)” corporation by the U.S. Small Business Administration and a Minority Business Enterprise/Small Business Enterprise for the state of New Jersey and the city of Philadelphia.”