Thornton & Grooms, a top local plumbing, heating, and cooling company, has teamed up with Michigan Institute of Aviation and Technology (MIAT) to provide guidance to the school’s HVACR students.
MIAT has campuses in Michigan and Texas and provides training in multiple technical fields including energy, aviation maintenance, global logistics, and HVACR (heating, ventilation, air conditioning, and refrigeration).
HVACR technicians perform a variety of tasks on the job, including the installation, maintenance, and repair of heating and cooling equipment. They are always in demand as older equipment is repaired and replaced, and new, more efficient systems are required by law. Technicians must always be aware of new safety and environmental laws that take effect.
MIAT’s training focuses on classroom instruction as well as hands-on learning. It gives students a thorough knowledge of the manual, technical, and scientific skills that will be required on a daily basis as an HVACR technician. The program includes six certificates that students must earn, including prestigious NATE (North American Technician Excellence) certification. It takes a full-time student nine months to complete certification.
MIAT offers employment assistance to graduates that includes career advising, resume development, practice in interviewing, and job fairs.
As part of its commitment to the community, Thornton & Grooms is partnering with MIAT to offer internships, career advice, and recruiting. In the near future, Thornton & Grooms will donate equipment to aid in training.
“MIAT has been producing top-level technicians since 1969, right here in the Detroit area,” says Matt Bergstrom, owner of Thornton & Grooms. “It’s an investment in the future of the HVACR industry to work with them.”
For more information about MIAT, visit Miat.edu