USAF Thunderbirds Visit Youngstown PIA

In town for the “Thunder Over the Valley” airshow, The Thunderbirds stopped by the Youngstown PIA campus. Pictured with the Youngstown students are pilot Maj. Whit Collins, grew chiefs SSGt. Pierce Gillis and SSGt. Derrick Young. The USAF Air Demonstration Squadron answered questions about piloting and maintaining the F-16


Progeny Systems Visits PIA

PIA would like to thank Jeff Garrison- Facility Manager, Dave Lynch- Production Manager and Gary Swarow- Test Manager from Progeny Systems for visiting our Pittsburgh campus and speaking to our Aviation Electronics students about their company and career opportunities last week!

Progeny Systems is located in Charleroi, PA and they […]


Upward Bound Visits PIA Myrtle Beach

A big thank you to Thyssene Frederick with Upward Bound and Horry Georgetown Technical College for bringing a group of students in grades 10-12 from Loris HS and Carvers Bay HS to PIA’s Myrtle Beach Campus. These students are participants in the Upward Bound Program, a federal TRIO grant that serves first-generation […]


ExpressJet Visits & Interviews Future Grads

PIA would like to thank maintenance recruiters, James Posey and Keith Broyles from ExpressJet for visiting the Pittsburgh campus last week to speak to our students. During their visit they interviewed 3 of our June graduates.

Expressjet is currently hiring A&P mechanics in various locations across the US including Knoxville, […]


A swashbuckler in our midst

Hagerstown third semester student Derrick Zeiders came to school Friday 06-02, dressed in his new uniform. Derrick was talking with his fellow students on Thursday, telling them he was going to a Blackbeard Festival, in Hampton VA, over the weekend. On a dare, Derrick wore his costume to school. […]


PIA Hagerstown Campus Nears Wait-list in Record Time!

PIA’s Hagerstown Campus is nearing its cohort capacity of 40 students for the fall class starting on August 30, 2017. Currently there are already 41 applications received for this fall’s start, but interested individuals should not feel dissuaded to be the first on this year’s wait-list. Typically, about 75-80% of applicants […]