Career Jump Start Newsletter - March 2015

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Career Jump Start Newsletter

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Applications Open for 2015 MAT² Program: Next Deadline April 30, 2015

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Entering today’s high-tech job market is difficult. As a high school or college graduate, you’re at a disadvantage, competing with more experienced career professionals. But with the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT2) program, you’re hired on the first day!

MAT2 matches your career goals with the needs of industry partners to produce a pipeline of educated and highly qualified technical employees. During the three-year program, you’ll alternate between classrooms, labs and your work site, gaining hands-on, marketable skills

MAT2 provides you with:

  • College tuition paid for by the employer
  • On-the-job training with pay
  • An associate degree in a high-tech, in-demand field
  • Job placement upon successful completion of the program

To learn more about how MAT2 can help spring you towards success for your future career in advanced manufacturing or technology, please visit Applications are now being accepted. The next application deadline is April 30, 2015. Individuals may still apply after the application deadline. However, applicants increase their chances of being matched with an employer the earlier they submit their application materials.

Interested in having a Career Liaison speak to your students and parents about MAT2? Please contact today.

Questions? Please contact

MIAT College of Technology Open House

MIAT Open House

GoGirl! Creating a Community of Female Engineers

Female Engineers

According to the Census Bureau's 2009 American Community Survey, despite comprising 48 percent of the U.S. workforce, women only make up 24 percent of workers in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) fields. While a sustainable STEM workforce is essential to driving innovation and creativity to positively impact global competitiveness, women remain overwhelmingly underrepresented in these occupations. 

Click on the video above to learn more about one initiative to promote STEM careers to females around the country.

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