Pittsburgh March 2019 Graduation

PIA Pittsburgh would like to congratulate the March 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held Friday, March 29th, celebrated the 26 graduates as they completed their Associate Degree programs. Gage Smolko was named Valedictorian of the class, and Paul Giulian was named Salutatorian.  In addition, Paul Giulian, Declan McGuire, Gage […]


Scholarship Winner: David Lutz

PIA would like to congratulate David Lutz of PIA Pittsburgh for his receipt of the 2019 United Airlines Aviation Maintenance Training Scholarship.  The scholarship award is able to be used towards tuition, books, and other school-related expenses.  Lutz is currently enrolled in his 3rd quarter of the AMT program.
Congratulations […]


Scholarship Winner: Abbagail Coates

Congratulations to Abbagail Coates, of PIA Pittsburgh, for her recent award from the Northrop Rice Foundation. Coates received one of five 2019 Avionics Book Sets by Avotek. A total of 19 students applied to receive the award.  One of the other awards was received by a PIA Hagerstown student.
Coates […]


Scholarship Winner: Aaron Tate

Congratulations to Aaron Tate, of PIA Pittsburgh, for his recent scholarship award from the Northrop Rice Foundation. Tate received a set of Aviation Maintenance Book Sets by Avotek through the scholarship program.
Aaron is currently pursuing his Associate in Specialized Technology Degree in Aviation Maintenance.  We hope that the literature […]


Career Fair Brings Alumni Back to PIA

The 2019 Career Fair at PIA Pittsburgh brought together 45 organizations seeking soon-to-be graduates for available positions.  It also brought back  13 Alumni of PIA, who returned to their Alma Mater to help their respective companies attract the next generation of aviation technicians.
We are honored to have contributed to […]


Pittsburgh Campus Open House

The Pittsburgh Campus of PIA hosted a successful open house event on Saturday, February 23rd.  Prospective students and their families were able to hear about the programs offered at PIA, the demand for technicians in the aviation industry, and see the opportunities available through an aviation-based education.  Instructors and […]


Endeavor Announces AMP Program at PIA

Representatives from Endeavor Air visited the PIA Pittsburgh Campus on Friday, February 22nd, to formally announce PIA’s inclusion in Endeavor’s new Aviation Maintenance Pathway (AMP) Program.  PIA is one of only six schools nationwide to be selected to participate in the new path-to-employment program.  To help satisfy demand for […]


Delta TechOps Visit

Representatives from Delta TechOps visited PIA Pittsburgh on Thursday, February 21st, as part of the partnership initiative between the airline and PIA.
Former alumni and current Delta Employees (from left to right) John Worst (April ’88), Brian Winters (January ’90), and Mark Speigle (April ’90), will now serve as PIA’s […]


PACAC President Visit

David Antoniewicz, President of the Pennsylvania Association for College Admission Counseling (PACAC), visited the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics on Monday, January 28th.  PACAC is a nonprofit association comprised of more than 1,000 school counselors, college admissions counselors, independent education consultants, and other professionals responsible for guiding students through the […]


Lockheed Martin visits Pittsburgh Campus

A representative from Lockheed Martin met with 6th and 7th quarter maintenance students at the Pittsburgh campus on January 17th.  Pat McCann, HR Business Partner, discussed current opportunities available at the companies Johnstown, PA location. The aeroparts division is currently seeking several structural and component assemblers, with a total […]