Pittsburgh Campus Graduate Class

Last Tuesday, these 10 Aviation Maintenance Technicians completed their AST Degree program and are preparing for the next phase of their journey. This class is a perfect example of the diverse directions PIA graduates can go after graduating. Of the 10 graduates, 2 have decided to continue their education, 1 […]


Lending a Helping Hand – Together

During the month of September, PIA students and staff proved that, even with small individual donations, together we can make a positive difference.  In the wake of an unprecedented hurricane season, we were able to raise $1,142.45 for the American Red Cross, to be used for disaster relief.  Pulling […]

Ribbon Cutting at PIA Youngstown Campus

Last Wednesday’s expansion celebration in Youngstown was a great success! The ceremony opened up with Campus Director Joe DeRamo expressing his appreciation to the local community, government and Western Reserve Port Authority for all the support received to make the expansion happen.

President and CEO, Suzanne Markle, began by recognizing […]


Hagerstown Campus Career Fair Has Been Scheduled

On November 8th at 10:30am, the PIA Hagerstown Branch Campus is holding a career fair for its upcoming graduates. This event will also be open to the public.

With well over a month to go before the event, 18 organizations have already committed to attend. One of those employers, SkyWest Airlines (an affiliate of Delta […]

Flying History Visits Youngstown Campus

A B-17, “Flying Fortess” bomber known as “Aluminum Overcast” landed at the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport over the weekend. Visiting the restored bomber, students from the Youngstown campus toured the aircraft and volunteered their time to care for the plane. One student worked so hard, he was given a free flight.

AMES: “We want more!”

PIA would like to thank Eric Salyers and Emmett Bell from AMES (Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services) for coming to the Hagerstown Campus on Thursday followed by the Pittsburgh campus today to present to our upcoming graduates.

“PIA is our go to,” said Saylers. “We’ve had great success with PIA […]


2017 “A Shot for Education” Results

Just in the nick of time, the cloudy skies parted over Seven Springs Resort and allowed the sun to shine on the participants at this year’s “A Shot at Education” fundraising event, warming both bodies and hearts. What began as damp, dismal day, soon turned into a day of […]

Charitable Retiree Pays It Forward

Mr. Mike Heilman, a retired A&P from Martinsburg, WV, visited the Hagertown campus this morning and donated some ‘no longer needed’ tools. Mike’s aviation career started when he served in the Air Force from 1961 to 1965 as an airframe mechanic. After leaving the service Mike obtained his A&P […]