MOLINE, Ill. – Midwest Technical Institute will host an open house for prospective and incoming students from 5 to 8 p.m. Feb.26 at MTI’s Moline campus, 3620 Avenue of the Cities, Moline.
MTI offers a variety of career-training programs designed to assist students in securing employment in a number of today’s most in-demand industries, including welding, HVAC, cosmetology and transportation. Open house attendees will have the opportunity to tour MTI’s classrooms, labs and other facilities, as well as meet with admissions, financial aid and faculty representatives to gain a better understanding of MTI’s hands-on, workforce training programs.
There is no cost to attend the open house, which will also feature a live radiocast from 101.3 Kiss; ticket raffles to see the Quad Cities Mallards and WWE wrestling; $5 haircuts courtesy of MTI’s Student Salon; MTI merchandise giveaways; food and beverages; and more.
Thursday’s event is just the first in a year-long series to educate area students on the importance of a skills-based education in today’s economy. But the value of MTI's open houses extends far beyond giving prospective students a close look at the school and its programs. MTI Director of Marketing Stacey Wierman believes events like these benefit both MTI personnel and the surrounding communities at-large.
"A MTI open house is valuable not only to the attendee, but to our faculty, staff and community because it is a unique opportunity for all involved to interact and learn more about our school and the programs we have to offer," Wierman says. "We're building futures that will ultimately impact our communities one person at a time."
In addition, Wierman feels faculty and staff enjoy interacting with prospective students one-on-one in helping them select a rewarding career path.
"MTI faculty and staff love this time to be able to talk to our prospective students and hopefully help them in making a major decision that will not only change their lives, but the lives of those around them," Wierman added.
Many of MTI’s courses and programs can be completed in as little as nine months, and job placement and financial aid opportunities also help students enter the workforce quickly with the skills to develop into industry-leading professionals.
The Moline campus will host additional open houses on April 30; May 2; July 16; Sept. 10; Sept 12; and Nov. 19. For more information about upcoming open houses, contact the Moline campus at (309) 277-7900. Media inquiries and interview requests can be directed to Stacey Wierman at (309) 427-2750, ext. 1228.
About Midwest Technical Institute
Midwest Technical Institute offers hands-on training in a number of mechanical trade and allied health career fields to help students succeed as a member of today’s rapidly-changing workforce. MTI, along with its sister school, Delta Technical College, operates seven campuses across the Midwest and Mississippi Delta regions. For more information, visit www.midwesttech.edu.