HOUSTON, 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.
Branch will support MIAT students by providing resources and data that enable them to make informed career choices. She will leverage her experience in networking, sales, and business management to establish and maintain systems that address students’ career-oriented needs such as job fairs and web-based recruitment opportunities
“I am pleased to join the growing MIAT Houston organization. MIAT is a great match for me given its friendly, people-focused culture. I’m especially pleased to be working in an environment that is completely dedicated to the personal and professional development of everyone here – students, faculty and staff,” Branch commented.
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).