“Veteran Friendly” MIAT College of Technology Campuses in Metro Detroit and Houston to Close on Monday, Nov. 12, in Observance of Veterans Day

CANTON, Mich., and HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – MIAT College of Technology, a “veteran friendly” career college with campuses in metropolitan Detroit and Houston, will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, Nov.  11.  According to the Veterans Administration, individual states, school districts and institutions are free to establish their own policies on closing because there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day (Source: www.va.gov).

MIAT College of Technology of Canton has been designated as a Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran Friendly School since 2015. Veterans of all branches of the United States military represent a growing percentage of students and faculty members at MIAT College of Technology.  At the MIAT campus in Canton, Mich., veterans comprise 23 percent of the total student population and 30 percent of the faculty.  At the Houston campus, veterans comprise 25 percent of the student population and 40 percent of the faculty.

“For MIAT, Veterans Day is observed not only on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 of this year. For us, Veterans Day is every day of every week of every year. Serving our military men and women who have served our country is truly an honor and privilege,” commented Jennifer Paugh, MIAT College of Technology president of the Canton campus. “We offer career training that complements or expands upon the experience that many of our student veterans gained during their military engagement. For example, many of our students worked as helicopter, airplane or drone maintenance technicians while they were in the military and want to apply that experience to a future career opportunity in civil or commercial aviation.” (more…)

Gail Branch Joins MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus as Director of Career and Student Services

Gail BranchHOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 6, 2018) – Gail Branch, a veteran of the Houston business community, has recently joined the Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology as the Director of Career and Student Services. Branch brings 20 years of experience in staffing and workforce development to MIAT.

In her new position, Branch leads the MIAT Career and Students Services team responsible for assisting MIAT Houston students and graduates with employment opportunities and other career services requirements. Her work involves helping students with skills such as resume development and interviewing strategies. She also serves as a liaison between students and employers, helping current students and graduates make connections with hiring managers and industry associations in the greater Houston area as well as other regions of the United States.

“I am honored that Gail has joined our MIAT team. Her experience and knowledge make her a tremendous asset to our college. Our students and graduates will benefit from Gail’s relationships and understanding of the skills that are much needed for jobs in aviation, manufacturing and other industries within the Greater Houston Market and beyond. Not only does Gail have solid career development experience, but she is also a leader who is committed to expanding our Career and Student Services team to help MIAT students reach their full potential,” said John Willis, MIAT Houston campus president. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Sells “Grow a Mo, Help a Bro” T-shirts during “Movember” to Raise Awareness and Funds for Prostate Cancer Programs, Designates Blue Cure as Charity Beneficiary and Hosts Moustache-Growing Contest

HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 5, 2018) – The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology is supporting  the “Movember” annual event that involves growing a moustache during the month of November to raise awareness of prostate cancer and other men’s health issues: MIAT has produced T-shirts with the slogan “Grow a Mo, Help a Bro” that are available for purchase by faculty, staff, students, and members of the public. MIAT has designated the Blue Cure Foundation as its charity beneficiary of funds raised through the sale of these T-shirts.

In addition to producing and selling these T-shirts for a great cause, MIAT is hosting a moustache-growing competition for its students, faculty, and staff.

“MIAT is a socially responsible career college that actively supports causes close to our campuses in the metro Detroit and metro Houston areas. Our faculty and staff are committed to fostering and maintaining a caring and fun atmosphere at our campuses, which creates an environment that is highly conducive for learning new skills and building camaraderie,” commented John Willis, MIAT College of Technology president of the Houston campus. “Our goal this Movember is to raise $3,000 or more for Blue Cure.” (more…)

MIAT College of Technology to Sponsor Girls in Aviation Day Houston Saturday, Oct. 13, at Lone Star Flight Museum

MIAT Women Aviation Maintenance Students to Share Experiences


Girls in Aviation Day
Girls in Aviation Day

HOUSTON, Texas, (Oct.  4,  2018) –  The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology will serve as a platinum level sponsor of the Fourth Annual Girls in Aviation Day Houston from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 13, at the Lone Star Flight Museum.

The Houston Chapter of Women in Aviation International is hosting this event with sponsorship support from the Lone Star Flight Museum, MIAT, and Whataburger. Admission and lunch will be provided on a complimentary basis; however, those who are interested are asked to register via the website www.girlsinaviationdayhouston.com. Approximately 100 to 125 girls aged 10 to 17 will have the opportunity to meet and speak with licensed female pilots, learn about air traffic control, hear from aviation maintenance professionals, see how an aircraft engine works, learn about aerodynamics, and enjoy exhibits at the Lone Star Flight Museum.

In 2017, an estimated 9,700 girls participated in 74 Girls In Aviation Day events worldwide. Created by Women in Aviation International (WAI), Girls in Aviation Day is designed to introduce and educate girls about the many career choices and lifestyle possibilities offered by the aviation/aerospace industry. In addition to over 50 Girls in Aviation events that will be presented from coast to coast in the United States, the international chapters in WAI’s network will ensure that Girls in Aviation Day is celebrated around the globe. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Gears Up to Host More than 250 High School Students And Chaperones at Detroit Metro Campus as a Manufacturing Day Hub Site with Support from Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance

CANTON, Michigan, (Sept.  11, 2018) –  The Canton campus of MIAT College of Technology near Detroit will welcome more than 250 high school students, teachers, chaperones and representatives of Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance as a Manufacturing Day Hub site on Manufacturing Day, Friday, Oct. 5.  MIAT’s 125,000 square-foot Canton campus is located at 2955 South Haggerty Road.

Manufacturing Day empowers manufacturers to come together to address their collective challenges, so they can help their communities and future generations thrive. Created by Founding Partner Fabricators and Manufacturers Association, International in 2012 and hosted annually on the first Friday of October, Manufacturing Day addresses common misperceptions about manufacturing by giving manufacturers an opportunity to open their doors and show, in a coordinated effort, what manufacturing is and what it isn’t. Manufacturers and those affiliated with them also address the skilled labor shortage they are facing, connect with future generations, take charge of the public image of manufacturing, and ensure the ongoing prosperity of the industry. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Introduces Welding Programs at Houston Campus and Electro-Mechanical Technology Programs at Detroit Metro Campus

CANTON, Michigan, and HOUSTON, Texas (July 24, 2018) –  MIAT College of Technology is now offering Welding Technology programs at its Houston campus and Electro-Mechanical Technology programs at its Canton campus in the Detroit metropolitan area.  MIAT’s first Welding class will begin in Houston on Aug. 6, and MIAT’s first Electro-Mechanical class will begin in Canton on Sept. 10.

Enrollment for these and all other MIAT programs is now open, and tours of both campuses are available by appointment. All MIAT career education programs are developed collaboratively with industry representatives who serve on Program Advisory Committees with both campuses.

Established in 1969, MIAT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC) and has graduated thousands of students since its inception. MIAT offers morning and evening schedules, career counseling, financial assistance, and housing assistance to accommodate students. The Houston campus can accommodate international students. (more…)

Four Students Awarded Paul Downs Memorial Aviation Scholarship for Summer Session of MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus

HOUSTON, Texas (June 13, 2018) — The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology (MIAT), has awarded four local aviation technology students with the Inaugural Paul Downs Memorial Aviation Scholarship. Students Amare Biftu, Johnny Castro, Serge Fotso, and Serges Kenfack each received a $500 scholarship that will be applied toward their tuition for the MIAT Houston campus early summer session that begins on June 20.

All scholarship applicants were required to submit an essay, a transcript of their grades at MIAT, and other documentation for review by MIAT’s scholarship committee. Biftu, a native of Ethiopia who became a U.S. citizen, has completed 2100 hours in MIAT’s Aviation Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) Technician Program. He has a 3.67 grade point average. Castro, who relocated to Texas from New York about a year ago, has completed 534 hours and has a GPA of 3.92. Fotso, who has been a long-time aviation buff, has completed 534 hours of technical training and has a 3.46 GPA. Kenfack, an aspiring pilot, has completed 562.25 hours and has a 3.94 GPA. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Partners with Delta Airlines

Canton, MI: We are excited to announce that MIAT College of Technology (MIAT), located in Canton, Michigan, has been selected to partner with Delta Airlines to help meet the high demand for Aviation Maintenance Technician (AMT) positions expected over the next several years. Delta TechOps evaluated numerous AMT schools with a goal to find schools that are committed to meeting FAA standards and Delta’s principles of excellence.

MIAT College of Technology is one of a small group of AMT schools chosen from across the country to partner with Delta Airlines. Delta will function as a significant resource for MIAT, helping to continually improve the quality and relevance of the school’s training programs, increasing access to career opportunities for students and graduates, and improving marketing efforts to prospective students. (more…)