Campus Buzz

Hagerstown Campus Celebrates Ten Years

For ten years, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics in Hagerstown, MD, has strived to meet the demands of the aviation industry and the need for skilled technicians.  April 29th, 2011, marked the first classes held in the region to educate future aviation technicians.  Since its opening, the Hagerstown Campus of PIA...

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,...

Piedmont Airlines Visits Pittsburgh Campus

Daria Pivirotto, PHR from Piedmont Airlines, visited the Pittsburgh Campus to discuss future employment within the airline. Presenting to 5th, 6th, and 7th quarters, Pivirotto highlighted the organization's opportunities and benefits as they begin to anticipate the increase in air travel. Despite slow-downs in hiring as a result of the...

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,...