TMA Training & Education in Action

SCHAUMBURG – The Technology & Manufacturing Association’s industry-renowned “gold standard” in advanced skills training provides a path for limitless career opportunities in US manufacturing.

TMA’s 3-year Related Theory Apprentice Program totals 504 hours of classroom instruction, 168 hours per year.

The association’s training courses currently offer three tracks: Tool and Die, Mold Making, and CNC Programming.

The TMA Related Theory Apprentice Training Program has been assisting member companies in training their apprentices for over 75 years. It is one of the largest, most recognized precision metalworking apprenticeship programs in the United States.

The program is designed so industry apprentices can work during the day and attend classes in the evening from 6 pm to 9 pm.

TMA instructors have a minimum of 10 years in the industry, and continue their careers on the shop floor during the day and teach at TMA in Schaumburg, IL in the evenings.

The TMA Education Foundation provides privately-funded grants to high schools that offer skills training. Donations are welcomed and appreciated.

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More details about TMA’s apprenticeship classes are available at 

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