Take the First Step
Get Hands-On Training at MTI
A job is just a place you go to work—a career is a path that moves you forward. It’s time to TRADE UP! Trade your job for a career with hands-on training at Midwest Technical Institute. At MTI, you don’t just get an education—you learn a valuable set of skills you can build on for a lifetime.
Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) has provided hands-on skilled trades training across the Midwest for more than 25 years. MTI’s mission is to provide you with the skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in your chosen career field.
*MTI cannot and does not guarantee a student will obtain employment.
What Makes MTI Different?
Get hands-on training in labs that simulate real working environments
Most programs & courses can be completed in less than a year
All MTI instructors have real-world experience in the field
Flexible Class Schedules
Choose class times that work for your busy schedule
Earn the qualifications & certifications you need
All qualified graduates receive career placement assistance
How Can MTI Change Your Life?
“MTI gave me the certification to get the job, to actually help others during the day and still get off at a decent time to go out and enjoy my life.”
“I chose MTI over any other trade school because I actually did my research on different schools…they just don't want you to go there, they want you to succeed.”
Journeyman Welder Graduate
Resources to Help You Grow & Succeed
Financial Aid & Scholarships*
FREE Tutoring & Employment Prep
Career Placement Services*
Community Events To Help Give Back
Childcare & Housing Location Assistance
Campus Events To Make New Connections
*Financial aid, scholarships, and career placement services available to those who qualify.
Are You Ready To Change Your Life?
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MTI's Programs & Courses
MTI offers a variety of programs in the skilled trades, including allied health, mechanical trades, truck driving, and cosmetology. We’ll help you find the right program for your career goals.
MTI’s allied health training programs and courses provide the skills you need to start a career in the healthcare field in a wide range of positions, including dental assistant, medical assistant, basic nursing assistant, massage therapist, and medical coder.
Get the hands-on training you need to start a career in the mechanical trades as a welder, pipefitter, or HVAC/R technician in less than a year. MTI’s hands-on skilled trades training is geared to meet the demands of today’s employers.
Prepare for a career as a truck driver with behind-the-wheel training at MTI! The CDL Training Course prepares you to obtain a CDL in less than 30 days. MTI also provides over-the-road experience through the Professional Truck Driving Program.
Find a Campus Near You
MTI has four trade school campus locations across Illinois and Missouri. Visit the MTI campus near you!
Midwest Technical Institute Now Offering $2,500 CDL Scholarship for 2023
Midwest Technical Institute is proud to announce we are now offering a $2,500 CDL Scholarship at our Springfield, IL and Springfield, MO, campus locations during the months of November and December 2023.
To apply for the CDL Scholarship, fill out a request information form or call 800-814-5124.Learn More
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