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First MIAT Houston Graduation Ceremony Since December 2019 Holds Special Significance

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President Words cannot adequately express how excited and happy I was to welcome almost 80 graduates, their family members and friends, our faculty, staff, and our keynote speaker Kim Pritchard to our April 30 graduation ceremony! This was the first in-person graduation ceremony for MIAT’s Houston campus since in 18 months  because of COVID-19 pandemic health and safety considerations.   We did it! We took a giant

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How Do I Get a Job in Renewable Energy?

Are you interested in starting a new job in the renewable energy industry? There are many different opportunities such as becoming a wind turbine technician or a green power plant operator to name a few. With the growth in this job sector, you have the opportunity to start a new adventure in renewable energy. So, how do you get a job in renewable energy? How Do I Get a Job in Renewable Energy? The best

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What Does a Renewable Energy Technician Do?

Do you like working with your hands? Interested in helping the environment by becoming a renewable energy technician? There are many different types of renewable energy, and each one needs a technician to manage the installation, monitoring, maintenance, and repair of their components and systems. So, what is renewable energy? What is Renewable Energy? Renewable energy is defined as energy coming from a source that can be regenerated or naturally replenished, according to the Center

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The Importance of Customer Service in HVAC

Do you get along with most people? Enjoy fixing things around the house? If so, then becoming an HVAC technician may be the right career for you. An HVAC technician must be good with their hands, a problem solver, someone that pays attention to detail, and they must also be good communicators. Why? As an HVAC technician, you will deal with the public. Whether it is a residential customer or construction supervisor, working in HVAC

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Shining a Spotlight on Welders and Financial Literacy This Month

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology, Houston Campus President The month of April has been designated as National Welding Month as well as Financial Literacy Month. How and why do these two designations become worthy of contemplation? What’s the connection between welding and financial literacy? In preparing for my blog this month, I had the opportunity to pause and reflect upon the value that welders deliver to society as well as the financial independence

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Modern Day Rosie the Riveters: Women Prove to Be Valuable Assets for Essential Roles In the Skilled Trades

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President March is Women’s History Month, which is a perfect time for kicking off a major initiative to encourage and support women in the pursuit of careers in the skilled trades.  MIAT College of Technology’s campuses in Houston and Canton near Detroit are committed to supporting women and men of all ages and stages of their life in acquiring essential knowledge and skills that will equip

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What Does an NDT Technician Do?

Do you spend time taking apart equipment to see how it is made? Are you curious about how well components are designed and structured? If this sounds interesting to you, then becoming a non-destructive testing technician may be the right career path. NDT technicians can work in the manufacturing and technology industries. Some of those industries where non-destructive testing is used include aviation, defense, construction, automotive, aerospace, and energy to name a few. NDT technicians

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How Long Does Welding Take to Learn at a Trade School?

Are you looking for a trade to start a new career? Welders are in demand. Welding opportunities are expected to grow 20 percent in Texas in the next decade, according to the U.S. Department of Labor’s Employment and Training Administration. MIAT College of Technology offers a welding technology program at its Houston, TX campus that can prepare you for this rewarding career. Are you asking yourself, “How long does trade school take for welding?” How

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What is an Industrial Maintenance Technician?

Did you know that in 9 months, you could become an industrial maintenance technician? Industrial maintenance technicians work in many different energy industries, from gas and nuclear to renewable energy. There are many different opportunities to become a power plant operator, industrial mechanic, or one of the many other careers in industrial maintenance. However, if you are wondering what an industrial maintenance technician is, you are not alone. What is an Industrial Maintenance Technician? Industrial

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What is a Trade School?

Are you interested in a new career and want to learn a trade? Attending a trade school is the fastest way to start earning in a new trade specific to your skill set. Most trade school programs are completed in less than 9 months. They offer you a focused curriculum and prepare you with just the right knowledge and skills you need to apply for an entry-level position. Now, are you asking yourself, “What is

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