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What Our Graduates Say

A little over a year ago I set out to create a recruitment program for a HVAC company based in SE Michigan, we have two offices in Livingston County and one in Plymouth. After getting the basics covered which was to contact all of the local community colleges and private trade schools that offer an HVAC program. It became quite clear where the best candidates with a top-level education and training were coming from MIAT. We could not be happier with the talent and our relationship with the educators and placement center.
MIAT did an amazing job teaching and preparing me to become an HVAC Technician. I would not be as far in life as I am today without their help, support, and education.
Jim Davis - Director of Communications, AAA Service Network
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Alex Criteser, HVACR Graduate

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What Employers Say

A little over a year ago I set out to create a recruitment program for a HVAC company based in SE Michigan, we have two offices in Livingston County and one in Plymouth. After getting the basics covered which was to contact all of the local community colleges and private trade schools that offer an HVAC program. It became quite clear where the best candidates with a top-level education and training were coming from MIAT. We could not be happier with the talent and our relationship with the educators and placement center.
Jim Davis - Director of Communications, AAA Service Network
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What Our Graduates Say

MIAT did an amazing job teaching and preparing me to become an HVAC Technician. I would not be as far in life as I am today without their help, support, and education.
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Alex Criteser, HVACR Graduate
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Hear From Our Graduates

The time I’ve spent at this institution has changed my life forever. I’ve met life long connections in a tight knit field and overall my experience there helped me to improve on my life and countless ways.

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I went to MIAT in 2012 and I thought the curriculum could have been a little more advanced and in depth. But all in all it was a wonderful experience. I now work for Embraer thanks to MIAT and the staff. They spent many hours helping me fill out apps and contacting any lead they had to get me started in the field. If you read any bad reviews about the school it’s because a lot of students feel like getting their A&P should be spoon fed to them. I did the time studied like crazy and made it happen. Shout out to Amanda P. For all the hard work and help while I was looking for a job!!

Anthony Stephens

I am an MIAT Graduate. My current Job and Pay scale is Due to my Associates Degree in Energy Technology THanks to MIAT I am back to work with a good paying Job much of what I learned I use every day MIAT is a Great School but it is not a free ride you have to study and work for a good grade this is not T-ball Kids if you do not work for it they will not just give it to you but amy can and do become Honor students and there are a lot of employers out there that look for college training and education like any of the courses offered by MIAT Good luck if this is your choosing

William White

I graduated from MIAT in 2006, and have been working in the industry for 12 years know. I believe that my decision to attend MIAT was one of the best move I have made. Not only did I get a great career, but I have made a lot of friends along the way! The aviation industry is a tight community, and many of us go out of our way for others we don’t even know. That said this is a heavily regulated industry that isn’t for everybody, so there will be some sour grapes along they way. Don’t get sucked into them, if it was easy everyone would do it, stay the course. You will be rewarded with a get career at a fraction of the cost in time & money than a four year degree

Andrew Noveskey

I graduated from MIAT in 1997 and have nothing but positive experiences & gratitude even to this day. The Airframe and Powerplant License that I obtained has been the basis of my career. I have furthered my education and am now in a lead engineering position at an aircraft manufacturer. The hands on experience you get from MIAT is a direct connection to what you will experience in the field and will carry with you throughout your career. The educational experience they offer is top notch, along with the staff.

Jen Radtke

The school has some great teachers all of which have real world experience. I learned more about: electricity, radios, engines, airfoils, hydraulics, and mechanics in the time I was at MIAT than my first year of engineering school. It is a challenge but very rewarding and the connections that the school has to industry when you receive your A&P license is irreplaceable. Having earned both an associates and bachelors degree I still find the A&P license a better tool for employment. Everyone has a degree today and unless its from an ivy league school your probably much better off learning a trade or obtaining a license from an accredited school with great connections like MIAT. After earning my A&P license and graduating from MIAT in Michigan I started work at a unionized aircraft manufacture. In less than five years I was well into a six digit income, and today after building on my ( Airframe & Powerplant ) training I’m in a senior engineering position. This school is a great place to start your career if your willing to work for it!

Jeremy Collins

MIAT Changed My Life! Attending MIAT gave me the technical knowledge, skills, & abilities to begin a rewarding career in aviation. The career services department was essential in developing my professional growth and remain actively involved to this day. I am currently working as an Aircraft Liaison Engineer for a company that provides Inflight Internet solutions in the Business and Commercial Aviation sectors. The education and experiences gained from attending MIAT continues to assist in my career today.

Richard Reynolds

This is a great school, that gives all students who take advantage, a great opportunity. Before I graduated I had several job offers to work. I chose to take the job at a top aviation company. Great pay and benefits. Within the first 3 yrs i was making over 100k. In just under ten years I have reached my goal to become a crew chief in flight hanger. If you want a lifetime career that will always be in demand, MIAT is a great stepping stone.

J. Upshaw

To further my career after the military I turned to MIAT. After researching and visiting the school I felt it had the right kind of hands on approach. Weeks before graduation from the program I had a job offer in hand. Since then I have worked my way from the floor to management. My leadership skills were shaped in the military but my technical aptitude was defined at MIAT. The school and staff want to help and to this day many of them remain personal and professional colleagues. If you want to put in an honest, hardworking attempt to have a career then this school is for you.

Joshua Gibbs

They helped me fulfill my dream of getting a degree and get me on the path for success in life. The school has always been supportive to my fellow graduates and myself. I couldn’t have picked a better college to jumpstart my career! Thank you, MIAT!

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Hear From Our Employers

A little over a year ago I set out to create a recruitment program for a HVAC company based in SE Michigan, we have two offices in Livingston County and one in Plymouth. After getting the basics covered which was to contact all of the local community colleges and private trade schools that offer an HVAC program. It became quite clear where the best candidates with a top-level education and training were coming from MIAT. We could not be happier with the talent and our relationship with the educators and placement center.

Jim Davis – Director of Communications, AAA Service Network

The graduates from Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology that we have hired display an advanced level of knowledge and strong work ethic which are qualities we look for in future leaders here at HAECO.

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Keith Statzer, General Manager, HAECO Americas

When we hire a graduate of MIAT, we know we’re getting a winner. The training, experience, and leadership these students have in hand when they walk out of MIAT and onto Endeavor property ensures we’ll be able transition them into our professional workforce faster.

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Bill Donohue, VP of Maintenance, Endeavor Air

We at  Kalitta Air maintenance are extremely happy with the level of training from the mechanics that we  have employed  from MIAT.  They’re knowledgeable, enthusiastic and ready to hit the ground running.

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Ken Appel, Maintenance Manager, Kalitta Air LLC

When STS Aviation Group is looking to hire aircraft maintenance technicians, we are excited to be able to place well-trained students from MIAT. Our clients are never disappointed with their skills, knowledge and high energy level.

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Brian Boje, Senior Director, Recruiting, STS Aviation Group

RedViking is at the forefront of technology in many industries and it is great to have a partner that understands that such as MIAT.  Their team provides us with the technicians that keep us competitive in multiple markets.

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Joshua Gibbs, Director-Integration Operations, RedViking

MIAT offers excellent candidates for many entry-level demands from our clients. Their course curriculum and certification process allows our team to source directly from MIAT before exploring additional resources. The commitment shown by MIAT’s staff to assist in placing graduates is unmatched by any technical college/program we’ve used to date.

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Tony Robinette, Field Operations & Recruiting Manager, System One

The skills that the students are getting at MIAT are very beneficial to us. It gives us an opportunity to bring them in at a higher level than entry level positions.

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R. Holden, Director of Staffing

Professionalism is important to us because we work almost 100% of the time on our customers’ property, so we have to be ambassadors… follow the customers’ plant rules, site rules…

M. Main, Manager of Service Product Engineering,
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