Campus Buzz

PIA A&P Testing Statistics Featured in Inside MRO

An article published in the December issue of Inside MRO featured PIA’s A&P testing statistics when discussing the shortage of designated mechanical examiners (DMEs) in the nation.  With only 247 DMEs across the country, access to testing is a challenge for students looking to earn their A&P.  Ninety-six percent of PIA […]

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Boonsboro Elementary Career Luncheon

Fifth grade students at Boonsboro Elementary had the opportunity to learn about careers in aviation maintenance on November 27th.  Barbara Martin, Admissions Representative at PIA Hagerstown, met with the students during their Career Exploration Luncheon series.
Twenty-four students were present for the discussion on PIA and the aviation industry.  When […]

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New PIA Hoodie Now Available

Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift for the PIA student or alumni in your life?  The new PIA Hoodie is now available for purchase!  Stop by the bookstore (branch campus students can contact their campus coordinator/director) or visit PIA’s Online Store to get yours today!

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James ‘Jim’ Strock 1952-2018

James ‘Jim’ Strock, instructor at PIA Youngstown, passed away on November 22nd, 2018.  Mr. Strock inspired future generations of aviation technicians for 6 years at the campus.  A lifelong love of aviation began after earning his pilot’s license at 16 and continued throughout his lifetime.  His memory and the […]

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Hagerstown Career Fair

The 2018 PIA Fall Career Fair was held on Wednesday, November 14th at the PIA Hagerstown Campus. Twenty-five companies were able to meet with students, with several companies conducting on-site interviews with soon-to-be graduates. Attendees included students from both the Hagerstown and Pittsburgh campuses.
Thank you to all the employers […]

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Consortium for Public Education Visit

The Consortium for Public Education had the opportunity to tour PIA facilities on Wednesday, November 14th.  Students who visited were able to learn about the critical role that aviation technicians play in the industry and the demand for skilled aviation technicians today.
Roughly 40 students were able to explore the […]

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PIA Myrtle Beach Career Event

PIA Myrtle Beach hosted a career event on November 8, 2018.  The event gave students in all terms the opportunity to meet with fourteen employers.  Attending companies set up presentations, on-site interviews, and booths to meet with students.
Thank you to all employers who attended this event!
L3
Gulfstream
General Atomic
PSA
Piedmont
Standard Aero
Textron
GE Engines
Honda […]

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Wings Finished in Plane Restoration Project

Students in 7th quarter at PIA’s Pittsburgh Campus have completed another task to restore a 1956 Piper Tri-Pacer.  The fabric wings, recently painted and completed by the students, represent a major step in the planes restoration.  Students from previous classes had worked on refurbishing the frame of the aircraft, […]

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PIA Youngstown featured in The Vindicator

PIA Youngstown was featured in an article published by The Vindicator, highlighting the in-demand career that PIA prepares students for.  The article, written by Jordyn Grzelewski, offered insight from a current student, an alumnus, and Campus Director Joseph DeRamo.  Grzelewski states that “Students…are graduating from a school with a […]

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PIA featured in Pittsburgh Business Times Ranking

Pittsburgh Business Times recently compiled two rankings featuring Pennsylvania colleges.  The data, pulled from the U.S. Department of Education’s College Scorecards, compared the median earnings of former students 10 years after being admitted to their schools.
When compared locally to Southwestern Pennsylvania Colleges, PIA was ranked #3, with median earnings […]

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