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MDC Engineering Student Selected by FAA for Prestigious Job Training Program


MDC engineering student Kedar Souffrant (center) on the day she was sworn in at the FAA. She is joined by FAA Technical Operations Manager and MDC alumnus Darrell Roberts (far left), MDC EnTec Engineering Chairperson Dr. Miguel Alonso, and MDC EnTec’s Director of Industry Relations Maria Poviones-Bishop.

Miami, December 6, 2011 - Kedar Souffrant, a stellar student in Miami Dade College’s (MDC) renowned School of Engineering and Technology, was recently selected by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) for its Technical Operations - Collegiate Training Initiative (TO-CTI) program.

The prestigious pipeline program will enable Soufrrant to work part time as a technical operations intern at an FAA facility in Miami for the duration of her studies at MDC. Upon successful completion of the TO-CTI program and graduation, Souffrant will be eligible for a non-competitive, full-time entry level position as a technical specialist with the FAA. 

Over the years, MDC has established and maintained valuable partnerships with local and national organizations to help students attain employment and meet the demands of today’s workforce.

Other MDC pipeline partnerships with a track record of successful student hires include: the Florida Power & Light (FPL) “Nuclear Maintenance Apprentice Training Program;” the FPL/Nuclear Energy Institute’s “Nuclear Uniform Curriculum Program;” the Hospitality Institute’s Job Readiness Training Workshop; and the Disney College Program. 

In addition to the respective academic programs and faculty, the Career and Advisement Services department at MDC also provides students with a quality, learning-centered experience that enables them to establish and fulfill their educational and career goals.

The advisors help students make decisions regarding their educational, transfer options, career goals, and assist them with referrals to other resources and opportunities such as the FPL and Disney job training programs.    

MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology programs and degrees are various and are designed to help students enter the workforce almost immediately upon graduation.

Some degree programs include the Bachelor of Science in Electronics Engineering Technology; Associate in Arts degrees in Electrical, Computer, Mechanical, Biomedical and Civil Engineering; and Associate in Science degrees in Electronics Engineering Technology, Computer Engineering Technology and Electrical Power Technology.

For more information about MDC’s School of Engineering and Technology, please call 305-237-3676.


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