Skilled Trades

Mechanical Trades Career Training

Midwest Technical Institute offers mechanical trades training in career fields where job growth is expected, including welding and HVAC/R programs. At MTI, you could become a welder in 7 months, a pipe fitter in 10 months, or an HVAC/R  technician in 9 months.*Not all programs and courses are available at all campuses.

What are skilled trades?

Skilled trades jobs require specific training, such as a welder, allied health professional or cosmetologist. Some skilled trades jobs also require a license or certification. MTI offers skilled trades training across allied health, mechanical trades, cosmetology and truck driving.

What are mechanical trades?

Mechanical trades are skilled trades that are specifically related to the design, use and/or understanding of tools and/or machinery. For example, a pipe fitter and an HVAC technician are considered mechanical trades jobs.Many mechanical trades careers involve manual labor, and many tradesmen are self-employed. Mechanical trades schools like MTI offer hands-on training, and also help prepare students to obtain licenses or certification.

What mechanical trades programs does MTI offer?

Are mechanical trades jobs in demand?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics the job outlook for:

  • Welders will increase by 3% from 2019 to 2029.
  • Pipefitters will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029.
  • HVAC/R technicians will increase by 4% from 2019 to 2029.