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MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Serves as Sponsor of Girls in Aviation Day Houston; MIAT Aviation Maintenance Instructor Summer Marshall Chosen as Panelist to Share Career Insights and Perspectives Saturday, Sept. 25, at Lone Star Flight Museum

HOUSTON, Texas (Sept. 21, 2021) —  The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology is serving as a platinum sponsor for Girls in Aviation Day Houston, a free event that will be hosted from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 25, at Lone Star Flight Museum and at thousands of other venues all over the world. MIAT has been a sponsor of  Girls in Aviation Day for four consecutive years.  To register in advance, please visit www.waihouston.org/girls-in-aviation-day-2021

MIAT, Lone Star Flight Museum, and Girls in Aviation Day Houston Chapter volunteers will welcome 100 girls who will participate in this day-long, interactive program. This international event is designed to inspire girls aged 10 to 17 to consider a career in the aviation industry. Aviation professions for men and women include that of a pilot, aviation mechanic, air traffic controller, flight attendant, aircraft broker, ground crew member, and a wide range of business, and financial and technical roles and responsibilities.

Summer Marshall and Sarah Hussing, MIAT Aviation Maintenance Program instructors who are also certified by the Federal Aviation Administration as Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics, will represent the school at this event.  Marshall and Hussing will lead a team of MIAT Aviation Maintenance Program students in discussing the roles and responsibilities of licensed aviation maintenance professionals and demonstrating tools and equipment used in an aircraft mechanic’s line of work.

Marshall, who originally wanted to be an auto mechanic, will serve as a panelist with other aviation industry professionals who will share their insights and perspectives about their career.  She has 13 years of aviation industry experience and has been an instructor at MIAT for two years. Earlier in her career, Marshall worked for an aircraft engineering company that served as a contractor to the U.S. Air Force.  She directly supported maintenance and repair operations for heavy military aircraft that are used for cargo and troop movement. 

“Summer and Sarah are excellent ambassadors for MIAT and role models for girls and women who are considering a career in the male-dominnated aviation industry. MIAT faculty, staff and board members are committed to changing stereotypical views associated with gender-centric careers. I applaud Women in Aviation, International, for initiating this Girls in Aviation Day event several years ago and for inspiring young girls to consider a career in aviation,” commented John Willis,  MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president.

For more information, please visit www.miat.edu, www.waihouston.org, and https://www.lonestarflight.org/events/upcoming-events/girls-in-aviation-day/

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