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.
Chris Davis, Assistant Director of Community Partnerships for the MIAT College of Technology Canton campus, has been organizing MIAT’s Manufacturing Day program since May. He confirmed that River Rouge High School, Romulus High School, and Starkweather Academy based in Plymouth are participating in this MIAT event. Davis and MIAT are collaborating with Jobs for Michigan’s Graduates (JMG) and Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) to plan and host Manufacturing Day activities at the Canton campus. JMG is the state-based affiliate of the national Jobs for America’s Graduates (JAG). The organization is dedicated to student dropout prevention, student dropout recovery, and school-to-career initiatives. SEMCA has been a leader in talent development programs. SEMCA partners with various community organizations and contractors to serve residents in Wayne and Monroe counties, excluding the city of Detroit.
“Students will tour our college and gain valuable career exploration experience while they spend their day with us. Members of our faculty will share details about our career training programs. In addition to providing lunch for our guests, we also will provide them with helpful MIAT materials for their review when they go back to their homes and classrooms. We are extremely committed to ensuring that these students and our other guests have a meaningful and memorable experience at our campus,” Davis commented.
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.
“I salute Chris for his leadership and vision for bringing such an important program and so many visitors to our impressive campus for Manufacturing Day 2018,” said Jennifer Paugh, MIAT College of Technology Canton campus president. “While we have participated in previous Manufacturing Days, this is our first year participating at this level. We have found that Manufacturing Day aligns with our mission and vision as an organization very well. In fact, MIAT routinely teams up with business leaders to understand their needs for skilled workers, develop course curricula, and acquire equipment and materials that enrich the learning experience here at our college. Our newest Electro-Mechanical Technology program is a perfect match for future workers and future employers in a wide range of manufacturing and construction sectors. High school students need to acquire skills that will propel them into productive careers. Career colleges like MIAT are an effective educational and training solution for students and recent high school graduates who want to be workplace ready in a shorter period of time.”
MIAT partners with several high schools in the Detroit metropolitan area to offer career technical education for those students interested in pursuing a trades-based program post high school graduation.
About MIAT College of Technology
MIAT College of Technology was founded in Michigan in 1969 and has built a strong reputation and effective, mutually beneficial working relationships with leading employers throughout the United States. Having almost 50 years of vocational and technical education experience, MIAT serves several hundred students at its 125,000 square-foot headquarters facility in Canton near the Detroit Metropolitan Airport and its 40,400 square-foot campus in Houston near the Bush Intercontinental Airport. The Houston campus, which opened in 2010, is approved to accept international students and is approved and regulated by the Texas Workforce Commission (TWC). Both campuses offer admissions guidance, career services, financial services, housing assistance, and a Learning Resource Center, and are approved for Federal Military and Veterans Education Benefits (VA).
With the support of highly qualified and actively engaged faculty and staff, MIAT College of Technology has graduated thousands of students since its inception. MIAT equips its students with the industry-relevant skills, experience, relationships and connections to employers that it takes to pursue rewarding technical careers.
MIAT develops its programs and curricula in direct response to feedback and input from industry leaders who are seeking qualified employees. The school collaborates with its employer partners to tailor its programs to address the highest needs and priorities of the end users in the industries that they exist to serve. MIAT graduates gain the confidence and extensive preparation that facilitate a smooth transition into the workplace through their industry-influenced, practical training.
MIAT also offers customized industry-specific training for strategic employment partners locally and nationally, which include the U.S. Army, U.S. Air Force, Siemens, Marathon Oil, DTE, and many others. The Canton campus offers co-op programs with numerous local high schools, and the Houston campus also offers a co-op program via the Houston Independent School District at Sterling High School near Hobby Airport.
In addition to Aviation Maintenance Technology, MIAT offers programs full-time in Heating Ventilating Air Conditioning and Refrigeration (HVACR), Energy, and Wind Power. The school\’s curriculum for the Aviation Maintenance Technology Associate in Applied Science degree and Airframe and Powerplant Technician certificate is approved by the FAA under CFR Part 147. MIAT is now also offering programs in Welding at its Houston campus and for Electro-Mechanical Technology at its Canton campus.
For more information, please visit www.miat.edu or call the Canton campus at 800-447-1310 or the Houston campus at 888-547-7047. Tours at each campus are welcome and available by appointment.
MIAT is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).