MATA is the voice for the information technology sector. Our strategic initiatives are as follows:
- Facilitate connections among members of the technology ecosystem of southwest Missouri and showcase the activities and energy of Springfield’s creative and technology community through the promotion and support of events hosted by MATA and various other groups and organizations in southwest Missouri that have rely on information technology to succeed.
- Promote an awareness of Information Technology career pathways to middle school faculty, students, and administrators in various school districts in southwest Missouri
- Support efforts (such as GoCAPS, OTC Middle College, and OTC Career Center) to attract secondary students to careers in the Information Technology industry
- Support efforts to increase engagement among high school graduates and companies in the Springfield region who either produce technology or rely on technology for their competitive advantage