A program to train, educate and hire those skilled in tool and die work, and the cutting edge field of Mechatronics could be coming to St. Clair County Community College... if state officials think there's enough need and demand for it.  It's called the MAT2 program, for Michigan Advanced Technician Training.  Dan Casey at the Economic Development Alliance of St. Clair County says the apprenticeship program will get a look-see and discussion this week at SC4 by local employers and state officials.  He says with the baby boomers retiring, the need is great for those with tool and die skills, with the field offering good paying jobs in a stable industry. Casey says the program involves three year training, with all tuition costs paid for by the employer, plus a guaranteed job upon successful completion.  The session will see employers taking a look at the program, with state officials determining if SC4 is a proper venue for it.  Casey was interviewed on the Paul Miller show Monday.  A podcast of that interview is available to hear at

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Location : St. Clair County
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