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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?


Hands-On Focused

Get hands-on training in labs that simulate real working environments

Accelerated Training

Most programs & courses can be completed in less than a year

Experienced Instructors

Experienced Instructors

All MTI instructors have real-world experience in the field

Evening Classes

Flexible Class Schedules

Choose class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Employment Preparation

Earn the qualifications & certifications you need

Career Placement

Career Placement

All qualified graduates receive career placement assistance

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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.”


HVAC/R-MAR Graduate

“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

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Financial Aid & Scholarships*

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Career Placement Services*

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Childcare & Housing Location Assistance

Campus Events To Make New Connections

*Financial aid, scholarships, and career placement services available to those who qualify.

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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.

Allied Health

Allied Health

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.

Mechanical Trades

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.

Truck Driving

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.


The School of Cosmetology at MTI provides hands-on training in hair, nails, and skin. Get the cosmetology training you need to start your career as a hairstylist, manicurist, makeup artist, or related profession in the beauty industry!

Programs & Courses

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.

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News & Events

2024 Scholarship Winners Midwest Technical Institute
2024 Midwest Technical Institute High School Scholarship Winners

Nearly $300,000 in trade school scholarship funds were awarded to 84 high school seniors across Illinois and Missouri. JUNE 10, 2024: Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is pleased to announce the…

MTI is Now Offering Evening Nursing Assistant Classes

At MTI, we recognize the importance and the challenge of prioritizing your career goals among work, family, and other life responsibilities. To help provide more flexibility, MTI is now offering…

2024 MTI High School Welding Competition

Illinois Regional Competition Competition Highlights 55 total participants 28 high schools represented: Midwest Central High School, Rock Falls High School, Flanagan- Cornell High School, Annawan Community High School, Pittsfield High School,…

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MTI is Nationally Accredited

ACCSC Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges (ACCSC).
Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career School and Colleges (ACCSC).
U.S. Department of Education Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.
Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is approved by the U.S. Department of Education to participate in federally-funded financial aid programs.