State Tech Training Program Lets You Earn While You Learn

SOUTHFIELD — Are you interested being paid to receiving hands-on training for an in-demand career, while also being able to pursue a college degree? If so, the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program could be a perfect fit for you.

Manufacturing and technology companies are experiencing a shortage of employees with the knowledge, skills, and education necessary to operate and maintain new systems-based equipment and technology.

The MAT2 program is an educational model developed in conjunction with global technology leaders that combines theory, practice, and work to help train a globally competitive workforce in the cutting-edge fields of Mechatronics, Information Technology, and Technical Product Design.

MAT2 will provide students with:
• A three-year training program with all tuition costs paid for by an employer
• On-the-job training with pay
• An associate degree in a high-tech, in-demand field
• A guaranteed job upon successful completion of the program

Students will earn while they learn, alternating between classroom training at a participating community college, and on-the-job training with an employer, acquiring marketable skills and valuable knowledge along the way.

Applications are still being accepted for the 2014 MAT2 program. Visit www.mitalent.org/mat2 today to apply! Individuals who submit their application prior to July 15 will have an opportunity to participate in the next MAT2 Company Fair on Friday, July 18 in Auburn Hills! At the MAT2 Company Fair, applicants will interview with participating employers with the purpose of matching companies and students to begin the program in September 2014.

Questions? Email MAT2@michigan.org.

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