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 the cutting-edge field of Mechatronics.
Students will receive a salary throughout the program; have all tuition fees paid for by their employer and end up with an advanced associate’s degree. On top of that, there is a full-time Mechatronics 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.
Mechatronics isA combination of electrical, mechanical and electronic competences, to indentify, analyze, and solve systems-based problems. A Mechatronic Technician provides support to engineers, modifies machines, makes minor changes, and provides maintenance for related equipment in advanced manufacturing companies.
A Message from the Governor:
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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