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Employers invited to learn about program aimed at training advanced manufacturing workers

Monday, June 23, 2014

Kathy Fagan

LANSING, Mich. – Macomb County employers are invited to attend an informational presentation to learn how the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) system can help them develop a skilled workforce with the necessary talents and training for the jobs of today and tomorrow.

“As Michigan’s economy continues to improve, more manufacturing companies are facing a shortage of skilled workers. The MAT² initiative is focused on meeting employer needs by developing a highly skilled, readily employable workforce,” said MEDC President and CEO Michael A. Finney. “This presentation will give employers an opportunity to learn about a comprehensive, proven method for developing the workforce they need to succeed.”

Offered by the Michigan Economic Development Corporation and participating community colleges, MAT² is an innovative training program that combines classroom instruction with paid work experience in a three-year, no-cost program in the fields of mechatronics, information technology, and technical product design.

The informational presentation is taking place June 25 at the Velocity Center, located at 6622 18 Mile Rd. In Sterling Heights. The session will take place from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m. and provide an overview of the MAT² system.

The presentation is free but registration is required. Interested employers should contact Ryan Hundt, business Project Coordinator at the Michigan Economic Development Corporation, via email at hundtr1@michigan.org or by calling 517-241-2617.

For more information on the MAT² system, please visit http://www.mitalent.org/mat2/.

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