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MITES State Student Competition and Professional Development Conference 

Our state student competition brings together student projects from around the state to compete in various categories from woodworking to electronics and machining. Each year roughly three thousand student projects are entered with students earning over eight thousand dollars in scholarships to college/universities, trade schools and apprenticeship programs.

At this same time we host our yearly professional development conference in which teachers from around the state can attend sessions put on by both vendors and other educators. Teachers can learn new teaching methods and techniques or learn about new equipment and how to use it effectively in the classroom/shop.

  • Static Student project competition for 15+ categories in

    • ​Automotive

    • Drafting/CAD - mechanical and architectural 

    • Graphic Arts

    • Machining

    • STEM

    • Welding

    • Woodworking

    • and more

  • Live student competitions in

    • Automotive

    • CAD

    • Interviewing

    • Project Presenting

    • Welding

    • and more to come.

  • High Quality Professional Development for teachers

  • Networking with other teachers

  • Access to commercial vendors and their products

  • Facebook
  • Twitter
  • LinkedIn
  • Instagram

Event Information

Location: May 8-11 ~ Ellison Center, Gaylord, Michigan

Hotel Information:

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