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Is Wind Turbine Technician a Good Career?

Want to work in an emerging field that is one of the fastest growing occupations in the U.S.? Don’t mind heights and want a good challenge? If this sounds like you, then consider a career as a wind turbine technician. Before we look into what a wind turbine technician does, where they work, and whether they are in demand, let\’s first understand how wind energy works. How Does Wind Energy Work? Wind energy is the

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Wrapping Up 2020 with Gratitude for Gifts Received, Ramping Up for a Sparkling New 2021

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President Most years when I turn the page in the calendar to December, I wonder “where did this year go.”  But like many, I have more than once thought “when will this year end?”  It is easy for each of us to be burdened with the stress and uncertainty of 2020.  But as the year closes, I choose to look forward to a more hopeful 2021

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U.S Military Veterans are Always Welcome at MIAT College of Technology and Can Become  “Workplace Ready” in Less than a Year

  In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: \”To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and because of the opportunity it has given America to show her

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U.S Military Veterans are Always Welcome at MIAT College of Technology and Can Become  “Workplace Ready” in Less than a Year

By Jennifer Paugh, Canton campus president, and John Willis, Houston campus president In November 1919, President Wilson proclaimed November 11 as the first commemoration of Armistice Day with the following words: “To us in America, the reflections of Armistice Day will be filled with solemn pride in the heroism of those who died in the country’s service and with gratitude for the victory, both because of the thing from which it has freed us and

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Committing to community engagement in October. Supporting Girls in Aviation and The Real Men Wear Pink Campaign

  By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President Being a good community partner should be the goal of every organization.  With the onset of Covid-19, it is even more critical that we support our local and national non-profit organizations as many companies have been unable to keep up that support.  MIAT continues to make community engagement a focus.  As a part of the aviation community, we know that supporting females in their

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A Few Thoughts on Labor Day, Back to School Timing and Equipping Essential Workers!

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President Labor Day is more than just a legal holiday, more than the signal of summer’s end, and more than the beginning of a new school year. This national holiday honoring the American worker has been observed on the first Monday of September in the United States since President Grover Cleveland signed Labor Day into law on June 28, 1894. Along with most  schools  and businesses

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2020 High Schools Grads are Most Welcome at MIAT College of Technology for Essential Workforce Training

By John Willis, MIAT Houston Campus President The year 2020 certainly will  be memorable  because of the ongoing challenges presented by COVID-19.  As a career college administrator for over 20 years, I have been especially concerned about the 2020 high school grads and how they are faring in this era of uncertainty about their health, safety, higher education options, and employment outlook. This crisis has hit many 2020 high school seniors especially hard — not

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Our Students, Faculty and Staff Are Houston Strong – Now and Always!

By John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President To everyone reading this installment of my blog, I want to thank you for your patience and perseverance as all of us do our best to navigate the daily changes and challenges that the COVID-19 pandemic sends our way. I know that the temporary closure of our campuses in March and April is not one that any of us expected. Despite the uncertainty and disruption,

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Recent Career Fair at MIAT Houston Campus Was a Hit!

By Gail Branch, Director of Career and Student Services, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus MIAT  hosted a Career Fair at our Houston campus on February 6.  I am pleased to report that this event – one of many in the future – was supported by representatives of 20 local employers  in several industry sectors. Current students and recent graduates had the opportunity to secure information and meet with recruiters and human resources managers with the

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Faculty and Staff of MIAT Houston Campus Focused on Helping Aviation Maintenance Students Complete FAA-Directed Course Requirements

By Titus Hubbard, Director of Education, MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Working full-time or part-time while pursuing any certificate or degree program is extremely challenging.  Adding the realities of family commitments, financial responsibilities, home and vehicle maintenance, and all-important self-care to maintaining a clear focus on working and studying can be extremely stressful. Faculty and staff members of MIAT’s Houston campus understand exactly how difficult and overwhelming this can be for any student and

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