Gain the high-tech skills you need to succeed
“To grow our economy, businesses will need the right talent. To build a bright future for our young people, we must arm them with the right skill sets to succeed today and tomorrow.” Governor Rick Snyder Special Message: Developing and Connecting Michigan’s Talent December 1, 2011
MAT²® – the Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program – is an innovative, industry-driven approach to education.
Manufacturing sectors and technology industries are experiencing a shortage of employees with the knowledge, skills and competences necessary to operate and maintain new systems-based technology. The MAT²® program is an educational model developed in conjunction with global technology leaders to combine theory, practice and work to train a globally competitive workforce. MAT²® will provide you:
Graduating High School students, students currently enrolled in a Community College or 4-Year University, as well as anyone looking for this state-of-the-art education model may apply for this new initiative, supported by the State of Michigan.
Through the MAT²® program, students will learn theoretical and practical skills in cutting-edge fields such as Mechatronics, Product Design, and Information Technology.
Students will receive a salary throughout the program; have all tuition fees paid for by their employer and end up with an advanced associate degree. On top of that, there is a full-time technician job waiting for all successful MAT²® graduates.
*In exchange, MAT²® graduates commit to remaining on the job for at least two years after the training period ends.
MAT²® combines state-of-the-art training facilities with a curriculum, specifically designed for current industry needs, and actual work sites to give you a vital and innovative competence-based education. Students alternate between campus (classes and labs) and company sites, acquiring marketable skills and valuable knowledge.
The program is currently being offered through two community colleges – Henry Ford Community College and Oakland Community College – that have the industry-approved facilities and equipment for this highly specialized mechatronics training. The participating companies are highly versed in the training content, ensuring the curriculum will fully prepare students for a successful career.
Upcoming MAT²® Parent Information Nights
Thursday, December 19, 2013 Macomb Community CollegeRST Building Room S-101 6:00pm-8:30pm
Turn a dream into reality today. Call 1.888.522.0103 or email us at MAT2@michigan.org to find out if MAT²® is for you. Applications for MAT²® are now available here.
*In exchange, the student commits to remaining on the job for at least two years after the training period ends.
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