Since its founding in 1925, TMA has served as a training resource for small and mid-size manufacturers. We help our members educate and certify their personnel at all levels - from entry to apprentice to owner/manager.
To operate effectively in today's economy, manufacturers need to continuously improve the training of their employees by providing them the skills required to excel in an environment characterized by high-tech automation and increased productivity. TMA training is focused on meeting members' unique goals and filling the knowledge gaps in their workforce. Our programs are designed around employee schedules and member needs and budgets in order to help small and midsize manufacturers operate, maintain and troubleshoot their businesses.
TMA provides on-site training at our Schaumburg, Illinois facility where we offer personalized and convenient in-person training from instructors with vast experience in manufacturing. Many of our classes incorporate hands-on learning with industrial-level training equipment for a real-world, interactive experience. We also make it convenient by bringing training to our members' facilities when necessary. Click HERE to take a virtual tour of our hands-on training facility. Click HERE to view our class catalog.
TMA is an intersection of manufacturing technology and workforce development. We endeavor to enhance our members' workforce by recruiting, training, and matching manufacturing talent to their company needs. We have a specialized network to assist in finding the right candidates for staff vacancies. More information HERE.
TMA's BeNext program addresses the skills gap by training High School students for, and transition into, careers in the high-tech manufacturing industry. The program is approved by the Illinois Board of Higher Education and is industry-driven by manufacturers who know exactly what skills their future employees need. More information HERE.
CERTIFICATIONS & ACCREDITATIONS
TMA certification and assessment programs are built by professionals within the manufacturing industry. We identify the knowledge and skills required for certification and carefully map our curriculum to prepare students for certification and career success in the industry. More information HERE.
TMA provides members a tax-deductible way to address the skills gap by investing in the next generation of employees and the future of their business and industry. More information HERE.
PRECISION MACHINING COMPETITION (PMC)
This event is one of our most significant and effective initiatives for career recruitment into precision metalworking, now in its 32nd year! This event honors excellence in precision machining skills among Illinois high school students. The Awards Night will feature a networking hour in which students, instructors, and family members can meet with sponsor companies to learn more about the manufacturing industry. Student projects will also be on display. More information HERE.