Building Industry Relationships: EmbraerKarin McKenna
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 Services Mindy Pavilonis participated in the meetings with the executive team at Embraer.
Beginning roughly three years ago, the relationship between PIA and Embraer has continued to result in future A&Ps exploring their options at the Brazilian-based manufacturer. “We are so thankful to have formed such a close relationship with the team at Embraer” says Pavilonis, “Their company has placed value in the aviation education we provide, and we could not be prouder to connect our students to their organization.” One such student who benefitted from that connection was Josh Evans, who was working during the time of the walkthrough. Josh started his career at Embraer in 2018 after his graduation from PIA Pittsburgh.