• 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, the fall the conference is held in southeast Michigan, the spring is held elsewhere in Michigan. Each conference includes technical training, compliant with NATEF requirements, along with a tool and equipment show, to help keep instructors current with the latest technical material.

    2023 Spring MATA Conference

    March 9 & 10, 2023

    Delta College, University Center, MI

    A GM ASEP Training Vehicle will be raffled off to an eligible high school.

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    Who Should Attend

    Auto Instructors from secondary and post-secondary education as well as industry. If you know of someone who may be interested in attending the Spring MATA Conference please share this information to them.

    The conference includes a continental breakfast each day, and lunch on Thursday.

    The conference is free to attend, but registration is required.

    Technical Presenters and Trade Show Vendors

    Technical Presenters: If you are interested in presenting at this conference, please contact Kurtis LaHaie at lahaiek@macomb.edu PRIOR to registering.

    Trade Show Vendors: If you are interesting in hosting a booth at the trade show, please contact Ben Upham at benjaminupham@ferris.edu PRIOR to registering.

    Vendors will also be raffling items from their booths. Make sure to bring business cards to enter the raffles.

    Delta College

    Parking: Parking at Delta College is free. Park toward the north end of the East Parking Lot, enter at M Wing. Campus Map

    Lodging Information: Coming Soon

    Up to 10 ASE Education Foundation Training Hours Awarded

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    technical training classes, trade show, raffles, live demos!

    Previous Conferences

    Past Presentations:

    • 2022 Fall MATA Conference

      • October 27, 2022
      • Macomb Community College
    • 2022 Spring MATA Conference

      • March 10 & 11, 2022
      • Ferris State University
    • 2019 Fall SEMATA Conference

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

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

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

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

      • October 26, 2017
      • Macomb Community College