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.”

Blue Cure is a non-profit organization that focuses on education and advocacy as preventative tools against prostate cancer. Blue Cure was formed by Houston businessman Gabe Canales, who upon his own diagnosis at the age of 35, was surprised to learn that a large percentage of prostate cancer diagnoses can be avoided with the right lifestyle choices. The Blue Cure Foundation is a force for empowering all men, including younger ones, with tools for preventing prostate cancer. One of the ways it does this is through providing resources and information for anti-cancer diets, exercise programs, and other preventative health measures. The Foundation also offers support for those with cancer diagnoses, and funds research into integrative as well as preventative cancer medicine. (Source: www.bluecure.org)

After Hurricane Harvey ravaged the Houston area and other Gulf Coast communities last year, MIAT produced and sold “Houston Strong” T-shirts. MIAT raised almost $3,000 and contributed the proceeds from its “Houston Strong” T-shirt sales to Baker Ripley, an organization that is dedicated to strengthening the cultural and economic foundations of Houston-area neighborhoods and communities. See www.bakerripley.org for more information.

Details about the “Grow a Mo, Help a Bro” T-Shirts


The “Grow a Mo, Help a Bro” T-shirts are available for men and women in sizes small to 3XL. All shirts are black with red lettering. The T-shirts are available now  to purchase for $20 each with cash, a credit card or debit card. The T-shirts can be picked up at the MIAT Houston campus located at 533 Northpark Central Dr, Houston, TX 77073. Those who would like to purchase a T-shirt but cannot make it to the campus are invited to call the MIAT Bookkeeping Department at 832-234-5700 and purchase one over the phone. The shirts can be shipped to any location in the United States.  Standard shipping rates will apply.

“Movember” was started in Australia in 2003 by the Movember Foundation and has grown into a worldwide, once-a-year movement to persuade men to grow facial hair and start a conversation about men’s health issues. Blue Cure has joined this effort and also encourages those who participate to “go beyond the beard,” advocating for in-depth lifestyle changes with No Crud November, a daily challenge that encourages men toward a plant-based, cancer-prevention diet. See https://us.movember.com/ and www.bluecure.org for more information.

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).