Macomb Community College Joins MAT2 Network

Michigan Advanced Technician Training Program (MAT2) is happy to announce a new partnership with Macomb Community College to expand the opportunities for MAT2 mechatronics apprenticeships in Southeast Michigan. “We are very excited about the opportunity to work with Macomb Community College, especially given their leadership and long experience in teaching mechatronics. Expanding our network of community…

Adapting the German Apprenticeship Model for the U.S.

The MAT² Apprenticeship Program is based off the German Dual Education System, a world-renowned apprenticeship system that experts say contribute to low youth unemployment, and also to company innovation. “Programs like MAT² help Brose North America combat the challenges of Industry 4.0,” said Arnd Herwig, Vice President Development, Brose North America. “As our products get…

What Makes a MAT² Apprentice Successful?

The MAT² Apprenticeship Program provides apprentices with hands-on, paid work experience and a debt-free associate degree, and, ultimately, a path to a career in high-tech manufacturing. Apprentices don’t need previous manufacturing experience, but there are traits that apprentices must demonstrate to be successful in the program. “When we look for applicants in the MAT² Program,…

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How Successful Trainers Increase Productivity

The MAT² Apprenticeship Program is offering a Train the Trainer Seminar to help trainers plan and conduct training more effectively and gain skills they need to transfer knowledge to apprentices and other employees. Companies that invest in training see an increase in productivity almost immediately. As the Apprenticeship Manager at Endress+Hauser, a participant in the…