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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

Lifetime Job Placement

Lifetime Career Placement

All qualified graduates receive lifetime career placement assistance

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Resources to Help You Grow & Succeed

Financial Aid & Scholarships*

FREE Tutoring & Employment Prep

Lifetime Career Placement Services*

Community Events To Help Give Back

Childcare & Housing Location Assistance

Campus Events To Make New Connections

*Financial aid, scholarships, and lifetime 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!

Are you ready to start your journey to becoming a welder?

The MTI Regional High School Welding Competition is for motivated high school seniors interested in pursuing a career as a welder.

You can compete for up to $5,000 in MTI scholarship prizes! All qualified participants in the competition will receive a $500 MTI scholarship.

The Illinois regional competition will be held on Saturday, April 22nd at MTI’s East Peoria, IL campus.

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News & Events

MTI & NewsChannel 20 Student Spotlight 2023
MTI & NewsChannel 20 Student Spotlight 2023

Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) and NewsChannel 20 (ABC) have partnered up to recognize outstanding high school students from the Springfield, Illinois area! These students demonstrate successes in several areas, whether…

Continuing Education Scholarship for MTI Dental Assisting Program Graduates

The Swiss School of Prosthetics and Edmonds Dental Prosthetics lab have partnered to offer two (2) $950 continuing education scholarships annually to MTI Dental Assisting Program graduates from the Springfield,…

2023 MTI High School Welding Competition

Competition Highlights (Illinois & Missouri Regions) 83 total participants 41 high schools represented $58,500 total awarded in MTI scholarships Illinois Regional Competition Competition Highlights 70 total participants 34 high schools represented…

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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.