MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Welcomes International Students as a Student and Exchange Visitor Program-Certified School through U.S. Department of Homeland Security, Provides Aviation Maintenance Training to Foreign Military as Sub-Contractor


HOUSTON, Texas (July 23, 2019) – The Houston Campus of MIAT College of Technology is accepting and training international students as a Student and Exchange Visitor Program (SEVP)-certified school through the U.S. Department of Homeland Security.  In addition, MIAT was selected through a federal government proposal process as a sub-contractor to provide training for foreign military personnel on the Cessna C-208 aircraft. This training encompasses both power plant and avionics operation.

The SEVP Program is a part of the National Security Investigations Division and acts as a bridge for government organizations that have an interest in information on nonimmigrants whose primary reason for coming to the United States is to be students. (Source: https://www.ice.gov/sevis)   The process to secure this SEVP certification took over 12 months to complete, required significant documentation, and included an on-site visit to the Houston campus.  Listed among key areas that investigators assessed during the vetting process were the availability of qualified personnel, verification of facilities and equipment for instruction and training, compliance with state and federal regulatory requirements, and ability to deliver  educational programs that meet a professional, academic, or vocational objective.  (more…)

United Airlines Becomes Newest Sponsor of MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Classroom With Focus on Developing and Recruiting Skilled Workers

HOUSTON, Texas (July 17, 2019) – United Airlines has become one of the newest sponsors of a classroom at the  Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology. One of several Houston area employers focused on developing and recruiting skilled workers, United Airlines initiated a collaborative relationship with faculty and staff of MIAT in Houston in 2015 when the college expanded its aviation maintenance program.

MIAT offers career education and training programs that support the need for skilled workers in high demand fields such as aviation maintenance, energy, industrial manufacturing, wind power, welding, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR). 

MIAT College of Technology  offers opportunities for Houston area employers to sponsor classrooms at no cost. Terms and conditions apply to MIAT’s classroom sponsorship  for the purposes of clarifying the commitment and expectations by and for all parties involved.

“I am extremely thankful for the involvement of United Airlines in our career college and for expanding its relationship with us . By volunteering to become a classroom sponsor this year, United Airlines puts itself in an excellent position to achieve ‘top of mind’ recognition from our students. Like other classroom sponsors on our campus, United Airlines is hoping to be viewed as a future employer of choice when our students graduate from our program,” explained John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology to Expand Houston Campus to Accommodate Growth

Photo 2HOUSTON, Texas (June 27, 2019) – The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology is expanding to accommodate its growth in student enrollment by negotiating a 10-year lease agreement for 16,000 additional square feet adjacent to its current location at 533 Northpark Central Drive in Houston. The expanded MIAT Houston campus will cover 56,400 square feet and will include additional lab space and six more classrooms, bringing the total number of classrooms to 15.

The facility that MIAT occupies is located within Prologis Park North. MIAT is in the process of selecting a contractor and anticipates that the build-out  of the additional space will be completed by Sept. 1, 2019.

MIAT offers programs that support the need for skilled workers in high demand fields such as aviation maintenance, energy, industrial manufacturing, wind power, welding, and heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR).

According to  MIAT’s Houston campus president John Willis, student enrollment has increased almost  10 times in the past four years – from 45 students in 2015 to approximately 425 this year. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Expands Welding Program to Accommodate More Students and Highlights Demand for Skilled Workers During National Welding Month

IMG_1560HOUSTON, Texas (April 23, 2019) — The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology is playing a strategic role in addressing the growing demand for qualified welders and other skilled workers. MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus President John Willis deemed National Welding Month this April an appropriate time to explain how his faculty and staff are accommodating students and employers in the Gulf Coast Region, throughout the nation, and the rest of the world.

MIAT launched 3-month, 7-month and 9-month welding programs at its Houston campus last summer. Due to the popularity of the Welding Technology program, the Houston campus has already increased its capacity to accommodate more students by installing 29 welding booths equipped with state-of-the-art instruction and adding more morning and evening classes.

“Enrollment in MIAT’s Welding Technology at our Houston Campus is steadily rising. We are extremely pleased to be in this enviable position to be adding more welding booths and more classes,” Willis commented. “Welding has a huge impact on virtually every aspect of daily life that many of us unwittingly take for granted. Welders play a key role in making the world a better, safer place by assisting in the manufacture and assembly of personal and commercial vehicles and aircraft, constructing hospitals and schools, and erecting bridges and overpasses – structures and products that are commonplace in industrialized societies such as ours.” (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus Promotes Nusly Pac and Rich Whiteside


HOUSTON, Texas (April 8, 2019) Nusly Pac and Rich Whiteside have been promoted recently to new roles at MIAT College of Technology’s Houston Campus. Pac serves as the Senior Financial Aid Officer and Veterans Coordinator. Whiteside serves as the Director of Special Projects.

“Everyone associated with MIAT College of Technology is fortunate to have access to the talent and experience that Nusly and Rich bring to their work at our Houston campus. Both are consummate professionals who are deeply committed to serving our students as well as the employers who will hire them upon graduation.  They are knowledgeable, approachable, compassionate, and always ready to go the extra mile whenever needed,” commented John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston campus president. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology to Host Open House and FAA Inspection Authorization Renewal Workshop at Houston Campus on Friday, March 1


HOUSTON, Texas (Feb. 26, 2019) – The Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology will host an open house for prospective students as well as an Inspection Authorization (IA) Renewal Workshop for Federal Aviation Administration-certified maintenance technicians on Friday, March 1. The Houston campus is located approximately 11 miles from Bush Intercontinental Airport at 533 Northpark Central Drive in Houston.

About the Open House

The open house, which begins with tours at 10 a.m. and concludes at 2 p.m., provides prospective students, family members, high school guidance counselors, U.S. military representatives and veterans, employers, and other guests an opportunity to visit MIAT’s “shop floor” and classrooms. Participants also will have the opportunity to speak directly with MIAT faculty, staff, and students.

With morning and evening class schedules to accommodate more students, MIAT offers skills-based certificate programs that can be completed in a few months as well as associate degree programs that can be attained in as few as 24 months. MIAT’s programs include classroom and “hands on” courses focused on aviation maintenance, energy (including wind energy), welding, and heating ventilation air conditioning and refrigeration (HVACR).

Admission to the open house is complimentary. Pre-registration is recommended; however, walk-ins are welcome.  For details on MIAT’s program offerings, please visit http://www.miat.edu/programs. Please visit https://www.miat.edu/miat-college-technology-houston-open-house/ to make a reservation. (more…)

MIAT College of Technology Promotes Titus Hubbard to Director of Training for MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus

IMG_1207HOUSTON, Texas, (Dec. 21, 2018) – Titus Hubbard has been promoted to the new position of Director of Training at the Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology, effective immediately.

Hubbard joined MIAT in 2015 as an Aviation Maintenance Instructor, responsible for lecturing and demonstrating proper aviation maintenance practices in compliance with Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) requirements for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics.   Prior to this promotion, Hubbard held the position of Assistant Director of Training since 2017.  In this role, he was instrumental in creating scheduling efficiencies while also addressing MIAT’s rapid growth.

“Titus is a solid leader, an innovative thinker, a problem solver, and a student advocate. As MIAT continues to expand our programs and student enrollment continues to increase, Titus will play a key role in working with other members of our faculty and staff to help our students achieve their educational and career goals. He is well-respected and much appreciated for working with graduates across all of our programs to prepare their resumes and enhance their interview skills, which positions them well for gainful employment,” said John Willis, MIAT College of Technology Houston president. (more…)

“Veteran Friendly” MIAT College of Technology Campuses in Metro Detroit and Houston to Close on Monday, Nov. 12, in Observance of Veterans Day

CANTON, Mich., and HOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 9, 2018) – MIAT College of Technology, a “veteran friendly” career college with campuses in metropolitan Detroit and Houston, will be closed on Monday, Nov. 12, in observance of Veterans Day, Nov.  11.  According to the Veterans Administration, individual states, school districts and institutions are free to establish their own policies on closing because there is no legal requirement that schools close on Veterans Day (Source: www.va.gov).

MIAT College of Technology of Canton has been designated as a Michigan Veteran Affairs Agency (MVAA) Gold Level Veteran Friendly School since 2015. Veterans of all branches of the United States military represent a growing percentage of students and faculty members at MIAT College of Technology.  At the MIAT campus in Canton, Mich., veterans comprise 23 percent of the total student population and 30 percent of the faculty.  At the Houston campus, veterans comprise 25 percent of the student population and 40 percent of the faculty.

“For MIAT, Veterans Day is observed not only on Nov. 11 and Nov. 12 of this year. For us, Veterans Day is every day of every week of every year. Serving our military men and women who have served our country is truly an honor and privilege,” commented Jennifer Paugh, MIAT College of Technology president of the Canton campus. “We offer career training that complements or expands upon the experience that many of our student veterans gained during their military engagement. For example, many of our students worked as helicopter, airplane or drone maintenance technicians while they were in the military and want to apply that experience to a future career opportunity in civil or commercial aviation.” (more…)

Gail Branch Joins MIAT College of Technology Houston Campus as Director of Career and Student Services

Gail BranchHOUSTON, Texas (Nov. 6, 2018) – Gail Branch, a veteran of the Houston business community, has recently joined the Houston campus of MIAT College of Technology as the Director of Career and Student Services. Branch brings 20 years of experience in staffing and workforce development to MIAT.

In her new position, Branch leads the MIAT Career and Students Services team responsible for assisting MIAT Houston students and graduates with employment opportunities and other career services requirements. Her work involves helping students with skills such as resume development and interviewing strategies. She also serves as a liaison between students and employers, helping current students and graduates make connections with hiring managers and industry associations in the greater Houston area as well as other regions of the United States.

“I am honored that Gail has joined our MIAT team. Her experience and knowledge make her a tremendous asset to our college. Our students and graduates will benefit from Gail’s relationships and understanding of the skills that are much needed for jobs in aviation, manufacturing and other industries within the Greater Houston Market and beyond. Not only does Gail have solid career development experience, but she is also a leader who is committed to expanding our Career and Student Services team to help MIAT students reach their full potential,” said John Willis, MIAT Houston campus president. (more…)

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.” (more…)