• 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.


    Spring 2022 MATA Conference

    at Ferris State University, Big Rapids, MI

    Save the Date!

    March 10 & 11, 2022

    Valve Cover Races Trade Show 3 CAV Seminar 2 Trade Show2 Battery Workshop Networking CAV Seminar Trade Show


    Previous Conferences


    • 2019 Fall SEMATA Conference

      • Friday, October 4, 2019
      • Macomb Community College
    • 2019 Spring MATA Conference

      • Thursday, March 14, 2019
      • Lansing Community College
    • 2018 Fall SEMATA Conference

      • Thursday, October 4, 2018
      • Macomb Community College
    • 2018 Spring Inaugural MATA Conference

      • Thursday, April 12, 2018
      • Lansing Community College
    • 2017 Fall SEMATA Conference

      • Thursday, October 26, 2017
      • Macomb Community College


    Contact Us

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

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    Quick Links

    CAAT Educators Resource Library | Macomb Community College | MCC Automotive Technology
    GM Automotive Service Educational Program | GM ASEP @ MCC
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