Jennifer Paugh, president of MIAT College of Technology’s Canton, Mich. campus, was recently elected to the Ohio-Michigan Association of Career Colleges and Schools (OMACCS) board of directors. Her term is effective immediately and runs through November 2022. The OMACCS unifies the voices of nearly 300 career colleges and schools to legislators and regulators within the two states.
The OMACCS guiding principles include developing relationships and fostering communication with state, regional, and federal entities; supporting excellence in career education; maintaining ethical and professional standards with the highest integrity; and serving as advocates for career education.
“I’m incredibly excited to further represent the state of Michigan during my term on the OMACCS board and further the interests of the organization as a whole,” commented Paugh. “Career education is especially dear to me as I have devoted almost 20 years of my 22 years in higher education specifically to this sector. I am passionate about its future, its impact, and the graduates and industries we continue to support.”
OMACCS keeps in regular contact with the state licensing boards of Michigan and Ohio, accrediting commissions, and state and regional professional agencies, and provide up-to-the-minute information to the Ohio and Michigan General Assemblies, Ohio Board of Regents, Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs, and the U.S. Dept. of Education. The organization also provides student scholarships and tuition assistance to provide higher education opportunities to students who are seeking career education.
“MIAT has long been a leader in trades education most specifically in aviation maintenance, and now with a whole suite of skilled trades programs. Working with the OMACCS board will allow MIAT to leverage our action and influence for positive progress in local legislation and multi-statewide career college support,” said Paugh.
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 more than 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 56,400 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, 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 Career and Technical Education 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 Robotics and Automation, Welding, Non-Destructive Testing, Industrial Maintenance, 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.
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).