When

Thursday, March 19, 2020 from 1:00 pm - 5:00 pm

Friday, March 20, 2020 from 8:00 AM to 4:00 PM EDT

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Where

Ferris State University 
708 Campus Drive
Automotive Center
Big Rapids, MI 49307
 

 

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Contact

Ferris State University Automotive Department

Kathy Carroll, Department Secretary
KathyCarroll@ferris.edu or (231) 591-2655

Ben Upham, Director

BenjaminUpham@ferris.edu or (231) 591-2358

 

Kathy Carroll, Department Secretary
KathyCarroll@ferris.edu or (231) 591-2655

Ben Upham, Director

BenjaminUpham@ferris.edu or (231) 591-2358

 

2020 Spring MATA Conference 

MATA Background: 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. Both conferences include technical training, compliant with ASE Education Foundation (formerly NATEF) requirements, a tool and equipment show to help keep our instructors current with the latest technical material, raffles and live demos. 

When and Where:

Thursday / March 19, 2020                           Friday / March 20, 2020                                                1:00 PM - 5:00 PM                                          8:00 AM - 4:00 PM                                                        Ferris State University                                     Ferris State University                                                    University Center                                            Automotive Center                                                            805 Campus Drive                                          708 Campus Drive                                                            Big Rapids, MI 49307                                     Big Rapids, MI 49307

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 who may not be on our mailing list, please feel free to forward this email to them. 

Cost to Attend:  The conference is free to attend but registration is required.

ASE Education Foundation Training Hours Awarded:                                                             Thursday - 4 hours                                                                                                                               Friday - 6 hours

Meals:

Thursday: Lunch and dinner on your own.  There will be a reception Thursday evening at the Holiday Inn restaurant in Big Rapids, with cash bar and food available for purchase.                                  Friday: Breakfast and lunch included

Parking at Ferris State University: Please park in Lot #1 off Campus Drive.  Campus map.

Lodging Information:                                                                                                                         Holiday Inn Hotel & Conference Center / 1005 Perry Street, Big Rapids, MI 49307 / (231) 796-4400   Group Name:  Ferris Automotive Department MATA Conference                                                         Group Rate: $95.00 / Log #: R04871 / Reservations Required Before March 6, 2020

Other lodging options in the area within a mile of campus (Call for rates and availability):

  • Hampton Inn: 15320 Waldron Way, Big Rapids, Michigan / 231-527-7333 / Call for rates and availability
  • Country Inn and Suites: 15344 Waldron Way, Big Rapids, Michigan / 866-695-6450 / Call for rates and availability
  • Quality Inn and Suites: 1705 South State Street, Big Rapids, Michigan / 855-680-3239/ Call for rates and availability
  • Super 8: 845 Water Tower Road, Big Rapids, Michigan / 231-796-1588 / Call for rates and availability

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