The college experienced a surge in evening student enrollment among adults and returning WWII veterans.
The first calculator used in business offices was invented in Milwaukee. Here, students learn how to use a comptrometer in an MATC comptrometry class.
Secretaries and office workers at post-World War II businesses were required to be quick and accurate with their typing skills. These students worked to achieve high standards at Milwaukee Vocational School.
Only males enrolled in barbering classes until the 1970s, when the course of study was combined with MATC's cosmetology program. These Milwaukee Vocational students learned the skills to pass their state license exams.
The young women in this 1940s cosmetology class practiced hair styling and manicures in a salon-like setting.
These nursing students of the 1950s study an assignment in an anatomy and physiology class.
The 1952 Milwaukee Institute of Technology basketball team, with coach Fred Standke (center).
A skilled craftsman instructor taught carpentry students the basic use of hand tools at Milwaukee Vocational School in the late 1940s.
Nursing orientation in Cooley Auditorium, 1940s.
Construction of the Technical Building (T Building), 1953.
MATC Vision MATC is the premier comprehensive technical college that provides excellence in education to enrich, empower and transform lives.
MATC Mission As a public, two-year comprehensive technical college, MATC offers exceptional educational and training opportunities and services to our diverse metropolitan area by engaging with partners to advance the quality of life for our students and community.