Take the Next Step Toward Your Career

Get The Skills You Need To Start Your New Career.

A JOB is just a place you go to work—a CAREER is a path that moves you forward.

It’s time to TRADE UP! Trade your job for a career in the welding and pipefitting, HVAC/R, allied health, cosmetology, or trucking industry with hands-on career training at MTI.

Change your life in less than a year with hands-on skilled trades training at MTI.

*MTI cannot and does not guarantee a student will obtain employment.

MTI Programs and Courses

  • Welding

  • Welding student

    Welding and Pipefitting

  • HVAC/R Technician

  • Female student in PPE

    Dental Assisting

  • Young student in medical setting

    Medical Assisting

  • Female student sitting at PC

    Medical Coding Specialist

  • Medical Coding Specialist Hybrid

  • BNA Students

    Basic Nursing Assistant

  • CDL Training Course

  • Truck driver standing in front of his truck

    Professional Truck Driving

  • Massage Therapy

  • Cosmetology students in lab


  • Students in Medical Assisting lab


Not all programs are available at all campuses.

What Makes MTI Different?

Hands-On Focused

Get hands-on training in labs that simulate real working environments

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Accelerated Training

Most programs & courses can be completed in less than a year

Experienced Instructors

All MTI instructors have real-world experience in the field

Students from various MTI programs

Flexible Class Schedules

Choose class times that work for your busy schedule

Employment Preparation

Earn the qualifications & certifications you need

Career Placement Services

All qualified graduates receive career placement assistance

Students from various MTI programs

MTI Campuses

East Peoria, IL

280 High Point Lane East Peoria, IL 61611

Springfield, IL

2731 Farmers Market Road, Springfield, IL 62707

Moline, IL

3620 Avenue of the Cities, Moline, IL 61265

Springfield, MO

3600 S. Glenstone Outer Road, Springfield, MO 65804
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  • Chicago to Peoria: 2.5 hours
  • Chicago to Springfield: 3 hours
  • Chicago to Moline: 2.5 hours
  • Champaign to Peoria: 1.5 hours
  • Champaign to Springfield: 1.5 hours
  • Carbondale to Springfield: 3 hours
  • Joliet to Peoria: 2 hours
  • Normal to Peoria: 35 minutes
  • Quincy to Peoria: 2 hours
  • Quincy to Peoria: 2 hours
  • Rockford to Moline: 2 hours

How Can MTI Change Your Life?

“When I chose MTI, I was looking for something that would benefit me as a learner. I get lecture, but I want to be able to do it hands-on. Here in the lab, I got to be hands-on and learn everything.”


Dental Assisting Graduate

“I chose MTI over any other trade school because I actually did my research on different schools…they just don’t want you to go there, they want you to succeed.”

MTI Welding Graduate Drew


Journeyman Welder Graduate

Take the First Step


Satellite Locations

Missouri CDL Range

1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802

Illinois CDL Range

4600 Rodger St. Springfield, IL 62703
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