• Michigan Automotive Teachers Association Southeast Michigan Automotive Teachers Association

    About Us

    Formed in 1998, SEMATA's founding principle is to create an environment that fosters communication and training among automotive teachers in southeastern Michigan. In 2018, SEMATA expanded to cover all of Michigan under the name MATA - Michigan Automotive Teachers Association. The organization holds two conferences each year, in the fall the conference is held in southeast Michigan, in the spring it is held elsewhere in Michigan. Each conference includes technical training, compliant with NATEF requirements, along with a tool and equipment show, to help keep our instructors current with the latest technical material.

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    Recent Conferences

    Fall MATA/SEMATA Conference

    Friday, October 4, 2019 
    Macomb Community College

    Sessions included:

    • "Emerging Automotive Technology and Technicians" by Nelson Kelly, CAAT
    • "Diagnosis from the Drivers Seat" by James Halderman
    • "Hybrid and Electric Vehicles for the Gasoline Instructor" by Curt Ward

    The conference also offered technical training classes, a trade show, raffles and live demos.
    Conferences are free and provide NATEF training hours.

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    Fall 2019 Conference

    Auto Instructors,
    SEMATA and MATA Members

    Automotive Training Seminar

    Friday, October 4th, 2019
    8:00 am - 3:00 pm


    Macomb Community College
    14500 E 12 Mile Rd, Building M
    Warren, MI 48088

    6 hours of NATEF training awarded

    Previous Conferences

    2019 Spring Michigan Automotive Teachers Association Conference

    Thursday, March 14, 2019

    Lansing Community College

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    2018 Fall SEMATA Conference

    Thursday, October 4, 2018

    Macomb Community College

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    Inaugural Michigan Automotive Teachers Association Conference

    Thursday, April 12, 2018

    Lansing Community College

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    2017 Fall SEMATA Conference

    Thursday, October 26, 2017

    Macomb Community College

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    Contact Us

    Dan Claus, Professor, Macomb Community College
    Kurtis LaHaie, Professor, Macomb Community College

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