TMA: Technology & Manufacturing Association:
TMA, Illinois' Premier Full Service Manufacturing Association headquartered in Schaumburg, IL, has served as a valued source of employee learning and development since its inception in 1925.  Whether you’re looking for an instructor-led Related Theory Apprentice Training program, a state-of-the-art, hands-on CNC training course at the Fred W. Buhrke Training Center, or a management development seminar, TMA has you covered.


College of DuPage:
The College of DuPage offers a variety of manufacturing technology, engineering, and applied science courses specific to the manufacturing sector.

American Mold Builders Association ("AMBA"):
Provides conferences, technical seminars and webinars to educate members on the constantly evolving moldmaking industry.

Tooling University:
Tooling U offers online training and technical courses targeted specifically at the manufacturing industry.

Austin Polytechnical Academy:
Austin Polytech prepares students for college and career success in manufacturing, engineering, and related fields. Matrix participates in their partnership-based manufacturing career program, helping teach students first-hand about the design and production of complex medical devices as highlighted in this video produced by Crain's Chicago Business:


Simeon Career Academy:

Simeon's "Education to Careers" program provides advanced career training by blending academic instruction with industry-recognized technical skills education in metalworking and machining disciplines.  Hear our Wire EDM Manager Shandell's career story here:


Leyden High School District 212 Metals Program:
This local high school's Industrial Technology course offerings include a Metals Lab where students learn to operate precision CNC machines, read precision measuring tools and mechanical prints, and earn money through participation in the school/industry cooperative work program. Learn about all of Leyden's Industrial Technology course offerings:


National Institute for Metalworking Skills (NIMS):
NIMS works to set universal manufacturing standards and accrediting training programs to assure quality of education.

Project Lead the Way:
A nation-wide effort to increase awareness, interest, and skills through the education of students in technical fields such as science and engineering.

Project Lead the Way (Illinois):
The University of Illinois, Bradley University, the Illinois State Board of Education, and the Illinois Department of Commerce and Economic Opportunity have joined forces to bring Project Lead the Way to schools in Illinois.

Pennsylvania College of Technology:
An affiliate of Penn State University, their School of Industrial & Engineering Technologies offers technology-focused academic majors including Plastics & Polymer Engineering Technology, Computer Aided Product Design, and Manufacturing Engineering Technology. View their documentary Degrees that Work - Plastics: