Midwest Technical Institute


Want to learn a skilled trade? Midwest Technical Institute (MTI) could be the right choice for you! This nationally accredited trade school provides an alternative to the traditional two-year and four-year college route. With four campus locations across Illinois and Missouri, MTI offers hands-on training programs in several skilled trades industries, including mechanical trades, allied health, cosmetology, and truck driving.

Choosing a trade school education at MTI is more than a decision to learn a new set of skills—it’s a first step toward starting a long-term career path in the skilled trades industry. MTI’s mission is to offer workforce training that will provide you with the skills necessary to gain entry-level employment in your chosen career field. Join the more than 30,000 MTI graduates who chose to change their life by learning a skilled trade!

  • Most MTI programs and courses can be completed in less than a year
  • All MTI instructors have real-world experience in their respective career fields
  • Flexible class schedules are available to help accommodate your busy schedule
  • No Gen Ed classes required
  • MTI’s hands-on training is focused on teaching the skills required for entry-level employment
  • MTI offers one-on-one assistance to students from enrollment through graduation
  • Student services include resources to assist with locating childcare, transportation, housing, and part-time jobs
  • Career placement services are available to all qualified graduates
  • MTI offers students opportunities to network and give back both on-and-off campus
  • Financial aid is available to students who qualify

Professional Truck Driving

Are you looking for a career that can offer competitive pay, independence, and the freedom to explore the country? A career in truck driving might be a perfect fit! MTI’s Professional Truck Driving Program is designed to prepare you for a career on the open road, providing hands-on, behind-the-wheel driving experience essential for you to start a successful career journey in the trucking industry. Take the wheel and navigate your way to a fulfilling career with MTI's Professional Truck Driving Program!

The Professional Truck Driving Program includes hands-on training in the following:

  • Basic Operations, Safe Operating Procedures & Advanced Operating Practices
  • Vehicle Systems & Reporting Malfunctions
  • Non-Driving Activities
  • Hazardous Material
  • Vehicle Inspection (Pre-Trip/Enroute/Post-Trip)
  • And more!

At MTI, you can complete your truck driver training in just 20 weeks! Daytime & evening classes available.*

Satellite Location (Missouri CDL range)
1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
Satellite Location (Illinois CDL Range)
4600 Rodger Street Springfield, IL 62703

CDL Training

Ready to earn your CDL license in Illinois or Missouri? Get into the driver's seat with MTI's hands-on CDL training classes You’ll learn the skills needed to start a career path in the truck driving industry. Enjoy the freedom and flexibility that comes with earning your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL at Midwest Technical Institute (MTI).

The CDL Training Course prepares you for an entry-level truck driver career through a combination of classroom and hands-on instruction. You’ll learn your state’s CDL manuals and get behind-the-wheel training on the range and on the open road. All of MTI’s instructors are experienced trucking professionals who will teach you how to correctly and safely perform the skills required to earn your Illinois CDL or Missouri CDL, including:

  • Control systems
  • Vehicle inspection
  • Range maneuvers
  • Rural highways, interstate & city driving
  • And more!

At MTI, you can complete your CDL training in less than 30 days! Daytime and evening classes available.*

Satellite Location (Missouri CDL range)
1551 S. Empire Avenue, Springfield, MO 65802
Satellite Location (Illinois CDL Range)
4600 Rodger Street Springfield, IL 62703


Springfield, IL

2731 Farmers Market Road



Springfield, MO

3600 South Glenstone Avenue