MIAT College of Technology Recognized for Efforts in Veteran Services
MIAT College of Technology is extraordinarily proud to be named to militaryfriendly.com’s 2016 list of Military Friendly Schools. Both MIAT campuses—Canton, MI and Houston, TX—have been named to the list, with veterans making up 8% of the student body at the Canton campus and an incredible 37% at the Houston campus.
Military Friendly chooses schools based on an annual data-driven survey, which is open to more than 10,000 VA-approved schools across the country. According to Military Friendly, “Each year, schools taking the survey are held to a higher standard than the previous year via improved methodology, criteria and weightings developed with assistance of the Advisory Board.” This survey is comprised of categories including academic credibility, support on campus, admissions & orientation, graduation & retention rates, military student body, and more.
MIAT’s Canton Campus is one of 13 schools in the state of Michigan that has a Veteran Resource Representative. This representative is trained on federal and state benefits, including the usage of the GI Bill. This benefits MIAT’s veteran students by providing them with one-on-one guidance to help them understand their benefits and navigate post military education.
All of MIAT’s programs are approved to train VA eligible students, spouses, and children. We also offer a variety of support services, including part-time job assistance, a Student Veterans Organization (SVO), and career service assistance for post-graduation. MIAT works very closely with VA agencies to ensure our students receive the appropriate support both in and out of the classroom. This combined with our hands-on training and industry-driven curriculum, make for an education that prepares students for a career—not just a job.