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Myrtle Beach May 2019 Graduation

PIA Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the May 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held Friday, May 10th, celebrated the 12 graduates and the promising careers ahead of them. Walter John Drag III was named Valedictorian of the class, and Steven Daniel Roberts was named the class Salutatorian.  In […]

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Bombardier Visit to PIA Pittsburgh

Representatives from Bombardier visited the Pittsburgh Campus on Tuesday, April 16th to discuss available opportunities in their commercial aircraft sector.  Michael Bombard and Angela Oliver, both HR Business Partners at the organization, met with 6th and 7th quarter AMT students regarding their location in Bridgeport, WV.  Brian Fleeman, a […]

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Myrtle Beach Places 2nd in Olympus Event

Congratulations to Team Myrtle Beach on their win at the Aerospace Maintenance Competition.  Student Tom Schellhorn, a 1st semester student, earned a score of 201 in the Olympus Ultrasonic Thickness Testing event.  The 2nd fastest time in the event category earned the team an Olympus Ultrasonic Thickness Gage, used […]

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AMC 2019: Day 2

It’s difficult to describe the vastness that is the MRO Americas. Like an aviation theme park, companies from across the world join together to demonstrate the latest products, make business deals, and continue to expand this ever growing industry. One thing is clear as you enter the area as […]

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AMC 2019: Day 1

The first day of the Aerospace Maintenance Competition is complete!  Teams from all four campuses have been testing their skills against one another to achieve the fastest time in each event.
Gary Dyer, a 2nd semester student from PIA Youngstown, sponsored by Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services, weighed in on […]

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AMC 2019: Welcome to Atlanta!

After traveling a total of 2,431 miles combined, the four teams from PIA have arrived in Atlanta, GA for the Aerospace Maintenance Competition!  The 20 students will begin the competition tomorrow morning at 9AM to test their skills against their fellow student, professional, and military aviation technicians.
Thanks to the […]

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Team Pennsylvania Visit

Abby Smith, Director of Education & Workforce Development with Team Pennsylvania, visited PIA on March 20th to learn more about the educational opportunities at “Pennsylvania’s Hidden Gem.”
An article featured in Team Pennsylvania’s newsletter discussed the continued need for aviation technicians, and how that demand has led to industry partnerships […]

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Instructor Award: William Ogle

Congratulations to Instructor William Ogle, of PIA Youngstown, for his reciept of the Airbus Helicopters Airframe Field Maintenance Course.  The course, valued at $5,600, was donated by Airbus to the Northrop Rice Foundation to be awarded to a deserving instructor at an aviation-related institution.  Mr. Ogle will have the […]

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Endeavor Air to Visit PIA Hagerstown

Endeavor Air will be visiting PIA Hagerstown on Monday, March 25th, at 11AM to continue introducing students at PIA to the Endeavor Air Aviation Maintenance Pathway (AMP) program.
The AMP program is designed to help prepare A&P students for a successful career in aviation maintenance.  Participants will be able to […]

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