• Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²®) Program

    Gain the high-tech skills you need to succeed

    Line Vertical“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.”MAT2 logo   
          Governor Rick Snyder
         Special Message:
         Developing and Connecting Michigan’s Talent
                                                      December 1, 2011

    High School Seniors and Recent Graduates…
    Welcome to MAT²®!

    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 competencies 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:

    • A three year training program with all tuition costs paid for by your employer 
    • On-the-job training with pay* 
    • An Associate's degree in a high-tech, in-demand field 
    • A guaranteed job upon successful completion of program 

    Do you have a need for skilled IT talent?

    This program was built to help companies find the talent they need, while also allowing young people to grow, professionally and personally, through extended company sponsorship. MAT2 is looking to expand its industry partnerships for the 2014 MAT2 IT program, and there are two ways to become involved immediately:

    1. Companies may interview the available students and choose to hire one (or more) for the duration of the program (3 years).
    2. Companies may interview the available students, and hire one (or more) for 8-week paid internships, which will start in January 2015. This option allows companies to “test drive” potential employees to determine whether they’re a fit with the company.

    There are several highly-screened, high-potential MAT2 IT students who are available to be interviewed for either of the above options. For each of these students, the first year of tuition is paid for in full, which constitutes roughly HALF of the total tuition cost over the three-year program.

    Interviews may be conducted any time, but selections must be made prior to the first work assignment, which begins on January 5, 2015.

    Learn more about this opportunity and to review available student bios. If you are interested in scheduling an interview with the students, please contact Ryan Hundt at

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    Call 1.888.522.0103 or email us at 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.