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 […]


Delta Partners with PIA to Help Increase the Number of Quality Aviation Maintenance Technicians

In order to combat the looming skills shortage facing the aviation industry, Delta Air Lines has partnered with the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics (PIA) as a way to keep their technical jobs filled. Delta recently inspected a number of AMT training schools nationwide in an effort to find the […]


Hagerstown Valedictorian Wins Race and Captures Job

Keith Koontz, Valedictorian of the April 2017 graduating class at the Hagerstown Campus, has recently landed a job with Republic Airlines at Regan National Airport in Washington, D.C.    Keith also just won his first big race at the Winchester Speedway, Saturday May 27 in the Pure Stock feature finish.  Congratulations […]