Author - Karin McKenna

Building Industry Relationships: Embraer

PIA Administration made their first trip to the Embraer Hangar in Nashville, TN last week.  The visit to the companies facility further strengthened PIA and Embraer’s already stellar partnership, as ideas and continued support between both organizations was discussed.  President and CEO Suzanne Markle and Associate Director of Career...

PIA Named PNGAS Guard-Friendly School

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics was honored as one of only 48 schools to become a Pennsylvania National Guard Associations (PNGAS) Guard-Friendly School. The PNGAS Guard-Friendly School standards were designed to recognize institutions of higher learning that create a supportive learning environment for members of the Pennsylvania National Guard.  The...

MHIRJ Visits with PIA Campuses

Over the last several months, James Crites, Senior Recruiter for MHIRJ, visited PIA Hagerstown, Youngstown, and Pittsburgh to meet with prospective students. MHIRJ is a merging of two aviation organizations, Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and the CRJ Series program from Bombardier.  The organization was seeking to hire for two locations, Bridgeport,...

Crown Equipment Corporation visits PIA Youngstown

Interested to learn how students studying aviation get involved in non-aviation fields? PIA Youngstown hosted a visit from Crown Equipment Corporation last week, where Regional Recruiter Matt Jones spoke about employment opportunities available for 3rd and 4th-semester students.  The forklift company designs and manufactures lift truck components like motors,...

mikeroweWORKS Foundation Now Accepting Applications

The 2021 Work Ethic Scholarship Program is now accepting applications from post-secondary students focused on the trades.  Last year, PIA students Braden Brunson (Pittsburgh) and Shane Miley (Hagerstown) were awarded scholarships from the nationwide program. The Work Ethic Scholarship provides financial assistance to students who have a strong work ethic,...

New Stories in PIA Alumni Spotlight Series

As the network of PIA Alumni grows each year, we continue to hear stories of alumni finding fulfillment in their careers within aviation. New Alumni Spotlights are now available on our website featuring some of the hard-working and dedicated graduates of our programs. If you are an alumnus interested...

Embraer Hiring Event and Available Positions

Embraer is actively seeking Airframe & Powerplant Technicians for its Nashville, TN location.  As the third-largest commercial jet manufacturer in the world, Embraer has continued to develop innovative solutions for the aviation world throughout its 50-year history.  As an organization, Embraer focuses on four main areas within aviation: Commercial...

PIA Featured in Aviation Week Network Newsletter

PIA's Associate Director of Career Services, Mindy Pavilonis, spoke with Digital Editorial Producer Lindsay Bjerregaard of Aviation Week Network regarding changes PIA campuses have experienced over the last several months. The piece spoke of the challenges the institution faced during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  More importantly, the school's...