Governor Rick Snyder plans to expand a program that allows students to earn an associate’s degree at no cost and to get paid while doing it.
The program is called Michigan Advanced Technician Training or MAT squared.
Gov. Snyder says, students will gain critical work skills and end up with guaranteed employment in a high demand field.
Mott Community College is one of the five southeast Michigan community colleges offering the program to students.
Clark Harris the Mott Community College Dean of Technology said, companies will be getting highly trained people with the exact skill set they’re looking for.
“It’s gonna be a great opportunity for the college because I think it’s really important we’re involved in this state initiative. I mean we are hopefully being set up as you know two premiere programs as we help develop this. A lot of situations where we just can’t get enough students to fill some of the jobs were in. But this is going to give them such a leg up.”
Harris said the college has already started recruiting students for MAT squared. The program is scheduled to start in the fall of 2014.
Mott Community College will be hosting a MAT squared super Saturday sign on February 8. For more information click here.