Accreditation and Licensure Information


Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust has standards of apprenticeship on file with the US Department of Labor. Inquiries regarding this registration should be addressed to: 


US Department of Labor, Office of Apprenticeship

61 Forsyth Street, S.W., Room 6T100 Atlanta, GA 30303

404-302-5897 | 


Mechanical Trades Institute Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust is seeking accreditation with the Council on Occupational Education. Inquiries regarding this candidacy status should be addressed to:


 The Council on Occupational Education

7840 Roswell Road, Building 300, Suite 325 Atlanta, GA 30350

770-396-3898 |


What type of institutions does COE accredit?

A: The Council on Occupational Education accredits post-secondary occupational institutions that offer certificate, diploma, or applied associate degree programs. These institutions include public technical colleges, private career colleges (both for-profit and not-for-profit), federal institutions including Army, Navy, and Department of Defense institutions, Job Corps Centers, Registered Apprenticeship Programs, and ERISA Training Institutes. The Council also accredits institutions that offer distance education programs.

Why is it important for a registered apprenticeship program to be accredited?

A: Accreditation is a status granted to an educational institution or program that has been found to meet or exceed stated criteria of educational quality and student achievement. When an institution undergoes the accreditation process, it is judged on a number of established standards and criteria, including its facilities, instructors, curriculum, completion rates, job placement rates, and student experiences. Accreditation is then renewed on a routine basis as along as the institution continues to demonstrate compliance with the standards and commitment to continuous improvement.

For students, accreditation offers greater assurance that the college or program in which they are enrolled will provide them with the education in workforce preparation that it promises and that this education will be more widely recognized by others. For example, students attempting to transfer to another college will find that most institutions won’t accept credits from an unaccredited college. 







Mechanical Trades Institute - Joint Apprenticeship and Training Trust
 Main Campus |
 office: 404-696-7121 | fax:404+696-0760
  5675 Tulane Drive, SW Atlanta, GA 30336

Weld Technology Center |
 office: 678-486-7600 | fax:678-486-7604
  1445 Trae Lane, Lithia Springs, GA 30122
 Rome Campus | 770-372-3633 
 110 Darlington Drive, Rome, GA 30162
 Albany Campus | 470-240-4058 
  1900 Clark Avenue, Albany, GA 31705
 Local Union 72 | 404-373-5778
 374 Maynard Terrace, S.E. Atlanta, GA 30316
 Mechanical Contractors Association of GA | 770-934-1427
 4500 Hugh Howell Road, Suite 250, Tucker, GA 30084