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…)