MIAT College of Technology Hosted a T-shirt Fundraiser With Proceeds Benefitting Wounded Warrior Project™

The $2600 Donation Will Support the Organization’s Programs for Injured Veterans and Their Families

HOUSTON, Texas and CANTON, MICH. (Sep. 8, 2021) –  MIAT College of Technology recently donated $2600 to the Wounded Warrior Project™ to support the organization’s work for the veterans and service members who incurred an injury, illness, or wound during military service. The College created a T-shirt and then hosted a fundraiser at both campus locations raising $2620 to help veterans transition to their next mission.  Faculty and students were encouraged to wear their purchased t-shirts on campus as part of their normal uniform.

MIAT operates campuses in Houston and in Canton, Mich. near Detroit. The school offers college credit for relevant skills veterans have demonstrated during their service as verified on Joint Service Transcripts (JST) that can be applied to the credits needed for a chosen MIAT program. MIAT College of Technology was recently named a Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) certified Gold Level Veteran-Friendly School. MIAT offers certificate and associate degree programs in wind technology as well as aviation maintenance, energy technology, HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration), robotics and automation, welding, and non-destructive testing. 

“Veterans are an important part of our campus community. This year’s t-shirt fundraiser that raised funds for the Wounded Warrior Project is just one example of how MIAT honors our nation’s military and their service to our country. We respect the time and energy our veterans put into protecting our country, and we are honored to help be a part of their transition to a promising civilian career as quickly and easily as possible,” commented Houston campus president John Willis. 

For more information about MIAT, please visit www.miat.edu or https://miat.edu/miat-3/veterans-military/.

For more information about Wounded Warrior Project™, please visit http://woundedwarriorproject.org.

MIAT College of Technology’s “Climb Above the Cubicle” Marketing Video Earns a 2021 Gold Telly Award with Creative Support from Mnemonic Agency, Proves Effective in Supporting Recruiting and Enrollment Goals

 

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 12, 2021) –  MIAT College of Technology and Mnemonic Agency recently received a Gold Telly 2021 Award in the Local TV General-Schools/Colleges/Universities category for their collaborative development of MIAT’s “Climb Above the Cubicle” marketing video. The video promoted MIAT’s Wind Power Technician Program. 

MIAT operates campuses in Houston and in Canton, Mich. near Detroit. MIAT is using the video for marketing and public relations, recruiting, job fairs, and community relations purposes. A link to the video is available at https://vimeo.com/454412550 (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Hired Instructors Joseph Hawkins, Stephon Nelson, and Ronald Sevier to Help Students Achieve Their Career Education Goals

 

HOUSTON, Texas (Aug. 4,   2021) –  The Houston Campus of MIAT College of Technology has recently hired three new instructors who will support students of all ages in their pursuit of rewarding careers in aviation maintenance, heating/ventilation/air conditioning/refrigeration (HVACR) maintenance, and non-destructive testing.

“MIAT is thankfully continuing to grow and graduate students despite the challenges of the COVID-19 pandemic. These three new instructors are helping other faculty members, our staff and our campus administrators to deliver on our promise of the last year  to keep moving forward to graduation and to pursue a skilled trades career that will have a lasting impact on our community as well as many generations of their family,” explained John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. (more…)

WAI Concludes Successful First Virtual Conference

March 13, 2021 – The 32nd Annual International Women in Aviation Conference accomplished its goal to Connect. Engage. Inspire. during WAI’s first virtual conference on March 11-12, 2021.

“We made the decision last fall – for the safety of all our attendees during the pandemic – to take our annual gathering to an all-virtual platform with the goal of delivering the same content to include a wide variety of keynote speakers and exhibitors, seven education session tracks, professional development seminars and workshops, scholarship awards, and the Pioneer Hall of Fame induction ceremony,” said Women in Aviation International (WAI) CEO Allison McKay.

“Our strength is in the celebration of so many like-minded women who come together to share their passion for aviation and aerospace, and we successfully delivered that opportunity this week at WAI2021. From a NASA astronaut, top-level women executives, engineers, pilots of all levels right through young students, and all aerospace professions, we are united in a desire to help one another and further our careers and personal lives,” she added. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Sponsors Women in Aviation International Virtual Events March 11-13: Virtual Exhibit Hall Participant, Pioneer Hall of Fame Virtual Ceremony and Girls In Aviation Day

 

CANTON, Mich., and HOUSTON, Texas (March 10, 2021) – MIAT College of Technology is sponsoring the Pioneer Hall of Fame Ceremony from 12:30 to 1:30 p.m. EST on March 12 as part of the 2021 Women in Aviation International Virtual Conference.  The Women in Aviation International Virtual Conference, which will be held March 11 and March 12, includes a virtual exhibit hall, educational sessions, professional development sessions, student forums, and receptions.

MIAT College of Technology is also serving as a Woman in Aviation International Virtual Conference  exhibitor March 11 and March 12 and as a supporter of the free Women in Aviation International’s Girls in Aviation Day Reno virtual event on March 13. The Girls in Aviation Day Reno virtual event targets girls and boys ages 8 to 17. The Girls in Aviation Day Reno event will be held from 10 a.m. to noon PST, 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. CST, and noon to 2 p.m. EST with female leaders of the U.S. Air Force Thunderbirds and NASA astronaut Jasmin Moghbeli as special guests. MIAT female aviation maintenance instructors contributed video messages of encouragement to young people who will participate in Girls in Aviation Day Reno on March 13. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Introduces New Faculty for its Welding and Aviation Training Programs

HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 19, 2020) –  MIAT College of Technology is pleased to announce the addition of three employees at its Houston campus to assist with student instruction and growth of the college’s programs.

Terry Hummons joined the Houston campus of MIAT as a Welding Instructor. Hummons received the National Center for Construction Education and Research (NCCER) certified welder certificate and a NCCER welding instructor certificate from Safety Star School of Welding in Nederland, Texas. Since then, he has been employed in welding/fitter roles at Pump Works, Whirlwind Steel Buildings and Components, Piping Technology and Products, Lonestar Shipyard, Safety Star Industrial, and Auto Beauty Center in Houston and Southeast Texas. He also has been a welding instructor at Tulsa Welding School in Houston and Safety Star Industrial in Nederland. Hummons is proficient in SMAW, SAW, FCAW, GTAW and GMAW processes. 

 

Luis Bonilla joined the Houston campus of MIAT as a Welding Instructor. He received a  welding certification from the former SPARC Academy in Houston, Texas in 2016. Since then, he has held been employed in pipe welding/fitter, hardfacer, and fabricator positions at Sesco Cement, AVANTech Inc., Koch Heat Transfers, Weldfit Energy Group, Shielding Dynamics, NFAB Inc., Trinity Industries, and Osies Inc. in Houston and Granite Peak Fabrication in Casper, Wyoming. Bonilla is proficient in: API code downhill E 6060, welding nuclear code (NQA1), GTAW, FCAW, SMAW, GMAW, oxyfuel hardfacing, AWS d1.1, and ASME.  

 

 

Sarah Hussing joined the Houston campus of MIAT as an Aviation instructor. Hussing received her Associate degree in Applied Science – Aviation Maintenance Technology from Iowa Western Community College in Council Bluffs, Iowa in 2013. Since then, she has been employed as an airframe and powerplant mechanic performing inspections and maintenance for Plane Techs/Launch TWS in Duluth, Minnesota and Aero Turbine in Goodyear, Arizona. She has familiarity with maintenance requirements on aircraft such as the A319 and A320 series, V2500, CFM56, 80hr A320 series Gen. Fam., Q400, and Boeing (717, 737, 747, 757, 767, 777, MD80, MD11, DC9 and DC10).

 

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MIAT College of Technology’s Canton Campus President, Jennifer Paugh, Elected to Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools Board of Directors

CANTON, Mich. (Nov. 18, 2020) –  Jennifer Paugh, president of MIAT College of Technology’s Canton, Mich. campus, was recently elected to the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OMACCS) board of directors. Her term is effective immediately and runs through November 2022. The OMACCS unifies the voices of nearly 300 career colleges and schools to legislators and regulators within the two states.

The OMACCS guiding principles include developing relationships and fostering communication with state, regional, and federal entities; supporting excellence in career education; maintaining ethical and professional standards with the highest integrity; and serving as advocates for career education.

“I’m incredibly excited to further represent the state of Michigan during my term on the OMACCS board and further the interests of the organization as a whole,” commented Paugh. “Career education is especially dear to me as I have devoted almost 20 years of my 22 years in higher education specifically to this sector. I am passionate about its future, its impact, and the graduates and industries we continue to support.”

OMACCS keeps in regular contact with the state licensing boards of Michigan and Ohio, accrediting commissions, and state and regional professional agencies, and provide up-to-the-minute information to the Ohio and Michigan General Assemblies, Ohio Board of Regents, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the U.S. Dept. of Education. The organization also provides student scholarships and tuition assistance to provide higher education opportunities to students who are seeking career education.

“MIAT has long been a leader in trades education most specifically in aviation maintenance, and now with a whole suite of skilled trades programs. Working with the OMACCS board will allow MIAT to leverage our action and influence for positive progress in local legislation and multi-statewide career college support,” said Paugh. (more…)

The USAF and M1 Support Services Donate Business Jet Engine to MIAT College of Technology’s Houston Campus Airframe and Powerplant Technician Program

 

HOUSTON, Texas (Oct. 05, 2020) –  The United States Air Force (USAF) and its industry partner, M1 Support Services, donated a business jet training aid to MIAT to further the education of next generation Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics (https://miat.edu/programs/aviation/airframe-powerplant-technician/).  The TFE-731 Turbofan Engine is found on business jets such as a Learjet 35/36, Dassault Falcon 900 A/B, and Hawker 900 aircraft. The college currently has 323 students enrolled in this two-year program who receive Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certification after completing the curriculum requirements.

“Without airworthy aircraft, the Air Force mission or any other aviation mission, would not be possible,” commented Michael Charles Lauer, C-21 program manager Commercial Derivative Aircraft Division, United States Air Force. “We hope this engine will facilitate learning by providing an opportunity for hands on experience and familiarization with the same technology and equipment that is in service today on both civil and military platforms.” (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus “Soar” Marketing Video Earns a 2020 Silver Telly Award with Creative Support from Mnemonic Agency, Proves Effective in Supporting Recruiting and Enrollment Goals

HOUSTON, Texas (June 23, 2020) –  The Houston Campus of MIAT College of Technology and Mnemonic Agency have earned one silver 2020 Award in the Local TV General-Schools/Colleges/Universities category for their collaborative development of MIAT’s 30-second video entitled “Soar.”

MIAT operates campuses in Houston and in the Detroit metro area.  MIAT’s Houston team is using the video for marketing and public relations, recruiting, job fairs, and community relations purposes. The video is available below:

Sehban Zaidi, creative manager with Houston-based Mnemonic Agency, worked closely with MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president John Willis, his faculty, staff, students and alumni to produce the “Soar” video last year.  Aaron Long, a senior marketing consultant and founder of the Longstation marketing and graphic design firm , also served on the project team.  Since summer 2019, the video has aired extensively via Comcast,  AT&T U-verse  and Direct TV on numerous television channels such as ESPN, ID, MTV,  TBS, TNT and many others. It also has been viewed and shared extensively via MIAT’s social media platforms, digital marketing campaigns, the MIAT.edu Web site, and MIAT YouTube Channel. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus to Host 2020 Career Fair for Students, Alumni and Employers on Feb. 6, Additional Employers Welcome

HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 3, 2020) — MIAT College of Technology’s Houston campus faculty and staff are hosting the 2020 Career Fair for its students and graduates on Thursday, Feb. 6, from 1 to 5:30 p.m. The Career Fair will be held on campus at 533 Northpark Central Drive, Houston, Texas 77073

MIAT’s 2020 Career Fair provides an opportunity for its students and graduates to meet employers who have immediate hiring needs for entry-level positions.  MIAT offers certificate and associate degree programs for day and night students. Students can choose aviation maintenance, energy, HVACR, non-destructive testing, and welding technician programs.

“This career fair is designed to assist recent grads and soon to be grads a chance to meet with employers.  For many employers in Houston and other parts of the county, the high demand nature of their openings requires them to actively recruit future workers to their company.  Many want to be the first to meet with graduates,” commented John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. (more…)

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