"The MAT2 initiative is focused on meeting employer needs and will equip students with experience and skills they need to succeed in today's high-tech world," said MEDC President and CEO
Launched last fall by the
MAT2 is currently seeking industry partners to participate in all three program areas. Benefits of partnering with MAT2 include:
Training students on in-house equipment;
Standardized competencies and practices;
A pipeline of well-trained talent as an outcome;
Increasing involvement in value-added processes;
Bridging today's skills gap and aging workforce.
Through the program, MAT2 students will earn an associate's degree from a participating community college, while they earn a paycheck and gain on the job experience with a participating company. Tuition is paid for by the employer, and in exchange, the student commits to remaining on the job for at least two years after successful completion of the program.
Cutting-edge industry leaders, partnering with
In partnership with
Employers looking to gain qualified, skilled technicians through participation in the fall 2014 MAT2 program can learn more by contacting
The current MAT participating employers include:
Brose - Delivers mechatronic systems and electric drives to automotive manufacturers and suppliers.
Dasi Solutions - Offers SolidWorks 3D CAD engineering software and
Eberspaecher - System partners of the automotive industry in the areas of automotive electronics and tools and services for electronic networking in vehicles.
Frimo - Worldwide leading developers and providers of system solutions for the manufacture of high-quality plastics components.
Grand Circus - Tech training institute aiming to support and elevate
Heller - Manufactures 4-axis and 5-axis machining centers, multi-tasking machining centers, flexible manufacturing systems and crankshaft and camshaft milling and turning machines for; aerospace, automotive, agriculture, arms, construction, general machining, medical, power generation and trucking industries.
Hirotec - Provides top quality closure panels to the automotive industry through a fully-integrated production system.
KESSLER - Manufacturer of components for the machine tool industry.
KOSTAL - Develops and manufactures technologically advanced electronic, electro-mechanical and mechatronic products.
Linear Mold & Engineering - Provider of tooling for injection molds, compression molds, and any tooling required for processing of thermoplastic resins.
Link Engineering - A designer and manufacturer of precision test equipment and a provider of comprehensive testing services.
New Center Stamping - Produces predominately past model service parts for the automotive industry.
Pontiac Coil - Manufactures a wide expanse of coils, solenoids, electromagnetic, electromechanical, transformers, and plastic injection molding parts and components.
Secure 24 - Provides quality IT hosting services for SAP and
Van-Rob - A full-service automotive industry leader in the design and manufacture of large structural assemblies, chassis components, and interior crash management systems in both steel and aluminum.
Weil Engineering - From rollforming equipment, to laser tube welders, to end forming machinery, Weil technology offers a complete turn-key solution to develop thin-wall steel tube from initial conception to reality.
ZF - International supplier of automotive driveline and chassis technology.
For more information on the MAT program, please visit http://www.mitalent.org/mat2/.
For more on the MEDC and its initiatives, visit michiganbusiness.org. For
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