WITH A MAT2 APPRENTICESHIP, YOU WILL…

  • Gain skills for an in-demand profession
  • Earn a debt-free associate degree
  • Receive an industry-aligned education combined with hands-on training
  • Obtain national and international credentials
  • Increase your salary as you advance your career

APPRENTICESHIP PROFILES

Learn the skills you need for these high-tech professions

Mechatronics Technician

Combination of electrical, mechanical, and electronic skills used to identify, analyze, and solve systems-based problems. A mechatronics technician will support engineers, modify machines, make minor changes, repair, test and provide maintenance for related equipment.

CNC Machining Technician

CNC manufacturing technicians set-up, operate and produce high quality products on computer numerically controlled (CNC) machine tools. Program participants will be competent in blueprint reading, gauging and inspection, statistical process control, mathematics, safety, and machine tooling.

THE APPRENTICESHIP EXPERIENCE

Hear from those who have benefited from the program – this could be you!

If you are…

  • A current high school senior
  • A professional of any age looking to jump-start your career

If you are…

  • Not yet a high school senior
  • Interested, but not ready to apply

COVID-19 FAQs for Applicants

Safety is very important to all of us! If you have any specific concerns, please feel free to reach out and as.
We will update this document regularly as new information emerges.

Are companies still hiring apprentices given the current situation?

Yes, though there might be fewer open positions. It’s too early to know the specific outcomes, but many of our MAT2 Network Companies are providing critical components from medical devices to food and beverage, pharmaceuticals and more. Manufacturing is the foundation of so many products we use every day, especially during a crisis, and we are very proud of how our companies are helping. They understand the need to build their future workforce now and value the apprenticeship experience for their employees.

What about social distancing during the hiring process?

We are working with our network partners on ways to maintain the process while implementing social distancing practices. Our process with applicants will not change in that we talk with applicants mostly on the phone or by email. Each employer will be handling their hiring process differently.

Henry Ford College: The college is completely closed at the moment.  We anticipate receiving information in the next few weeks as to when they will reopen for placement test appointments.

Our employers:
• Performing more phone and video interviews
• Not allowing non-employees onto their sites unless necessary, which means you may not be allowed on site until they make the decision to hire you
• Doing more outreach by virtual means to meet candidates and make their opportunities known

How will a long-term shelter in place affect work and school for the apprenticeship?

Again, the safety of all is prioritized. Companies have put in place best practices for workforce safety, e.g. disinfecting procedures and social distancing at work by staggering work schedules when possible. Colleges are doing many classes online and virtually. They are making adjustments for lab courses and will advise how the schedule may be affected if it is necessary to postpone those courses until face-to-face courses can be resumed.