Today, the Flint & Genesee Chamber of Commerce and the Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC) are hosting an informational presentation about the Michigan Advanced Technician Training (MAT²) system designed to help employers develop a skilled workforce.  Flint-area employers looking to train advanced manufacturing workers are encouraged to attend.  The session takes place at Mott Community College in Flint.

The session, which runs from 11:30 a.m. to 1:00 p.m., will provide details for the IT-Technician and the Mechatronics and Technical Product Design area of the study.

Dr. Thomas Baumann of Orbitak International, the firm responsible for administering the MAT² system, will facilitate both presentations.

The presentations take place at the Mott Community College Regional Technology Center in Room 1301.  There is no cost to attend the sessions. For more information or to register contact Christie Carpenter, Business Development Specialist for the Chamber at (810) 600-1459 or

To learn more about the MAT² system, please visit