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Why MTI?

If you’re interested in learning a skilled trade, Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) is a nationally accredited vocational college that offers an alternative to the traditional four-year college experience. MTI has four campus locations across Illinois and Missouri. Students who pursue a trade school education in mechanical trades, allied health, cosmetology, or truck driving are making an investment in their future. MTI can help.

What makes MTI different?

  • Our students can choose from a diverse range of programs that include mechanical trades, allied health, truck driving, and cosmetology programs.
  • Most Midwest Technical Institute programs and courses can be completed in less than a year.
  • All instructors have real-world experience working in their respective career field.
  • Flexible class schedules are available, which can be ideal for students balancing responsibilities such as family, work, and school while completing MTI programs.
  • Small class sizes and no general education course requirements allow students to focus on their hands-on training.
  • MTI offers one-on-one assistance to students, from enrollment through graduation, to support student success.
  • MTI students have support from Student Success Specialists (SSS) who provide ongoing support tailored to each student’s needs, including resources to locate childcare, transportation, housing, and part-time jobs.
  • Career placement assistance is available to all qualified graduates.
  • MTI offers students opportunities to network and give back both on-and-off campus through:
    • Career and skill-building events and workshops
    • Guest speakers
    • Volunteer opportunities
    • Community-driven activities, drives, fundraisers, and other events
  • Financial aid is available to students who qualify. The Financial Aid Team assists each student personally to find financial aid and scholarship opportunities they may qualify for.

Why Choose MTI?

Who are MTI students?

MTI students are a diverse group that come from all walks of life including:

  • High school graduates interested in a career in the trades or who are looking for an alternative to a traditional four-year college.
  • Non-traditional students who may be returning to school to change careers or who want to learn a skilled trade.
  • Military personnel, including active duty and veterans, interested in a career in allied health or the mechanical trades.

MTI Graduates Share Their Success

Many MTI students have gone on to have successful careers after completing a training program at MTI.

How do you get started?

To speak with an Admissions Representative or to schedule a campus visit, please contact the Admissions Team.