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How Long Does It Take to Become a Wind Turbine Technician?

Wind turbines are at the forefront of America’s energy improvement. Wind energy is highly accessible and one of the most rapidly growing forms of energy conservation technology used today. Wind turbine technicians, also called wind techs, are the professionals who maintain these massive structures. With an expected job growth rate of 61 percent from 2019 to 2029, according to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, it’s a great consideration for anyone looking for a fast-growing, stable

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Thankful to Students, Faculty, Staff, and Many Other Supporters For Contributing to The Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Selection

By John Willis, MIAT  College of Technology Houston Campus President Early last week, I received some news that truly left me speechless and humbled: I learned that I was selected by The Houston Business Journal and its panel of judges as a “Most Admired CEO.”  I was nominated by Laura Pennino for the 2021 Most Admired CEOs of the greater Houston area.  Some of you know Laura. She serves as our Public Relations consultant for the Houston

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Thankful to Students, Faculty, Staff, and Many Other Supporters For Contributing to The Houston Business Journal’s Most Admired CEO Selection?

By John Willis, MIAT  College of Technology Houston Campus President Early last week, I received some news that truly left me speechless and humbled: I learned that I was selected by The Houston Business Journal and its panel of judges as a “Most Admired CEO.”  I was nominated by Laura Pennino for the 2021 Most Admired CEOs of the greater Houston area.  Some of you know Laura. She serves as our Public Relations consultant for the Houston

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Is an Aircraft Mechanic a Good Job?

Considering becoming an aircraft mechanic? A fascination with aircraft and love of intricate problem-solving could put you on the path toward becoming a certified aircraft mechanic. Since the first airplane was invented in 1903, people have been amazed by the incredible feat of machinery and engineering. In the last century, planes have become some of the most complex and powerful forms of transportation available. There are many careers in aviation beyond piloting, and an aircraft

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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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