TMA Training


TMA Training
Since its founding in 1924, TMA has served as a valued source of employee learning and development for member companies. Over the years, the scope of TMA’s educational offerings has been expanded to meet the evolving needs of our members.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. We offer seminars on Blueprint Reading and GD&T, Mastercam training, and have added a variety of safety courses to meet your training needs.  We have also recently launched the TMA Executive Leadership Institute, a year-long program designed with the manufacturing executive in mind.Our popular interactive online classes offer training in Manufacturing Processes and Materials, Quality, Safety, Lean, and Engineering and Automation, and include MSSC, NIMS and ToolingU Occupational Packages.TMA can help you plan a custom training solution for your company. Browse our courses below, and please do not hesitate to contact the Education Department at 847-825-1120 or for more information.



Related Theory Apprentice Training

The TMA Related Theory Apprentice Training Program has been assisting member companies in training their apprentices for over 70 years. It has been one of the largest, most recognized precision metalworking apprenticeship programs in the United States.


Hands-On CNC Training

Our state-of-the-art training lab features new CNC machinery. Our 16-week hands-on courses will train your employees how to safely set-up, program, and operate a CNC mill and CNC lathe.


Executive Training

With close to 100 years of experience, TMA is the leading authority in educating manufacturers in Illinois. The TMA Executive Leadership Institute (ELI) prepares high-potential leaders for top-level management roles. It was designed by successful manufacturing executives, for successful manufacturing executives.


Other Courses and Seminars

Other course offerings include Basic Blueprint Reading, GD&T, Mastercam, Introduction to CMM, and much more.