Career Services

Connecting Opportunities: “Employers & Students”

Training career-ready aviation technicians not only involves educating students on technical skills but providing them the resources they need to be prepared to enter the workforce.  It is with great appreciation that we thank the following organizations for visiting our institution recently: Airborne Maintenance and Engineering Services (AMES) Representatives from AMES...

Building Industry Relationships: MHIRJ

Since its inception in June 2020, MHIRJ has become an ever-present employer at PIA campuses, actively recruiting for their two Service Centers in Bridgeport, WV, and Tucson, AZ.  MHIRJ is the result of the acquisition of the CRJ Series Program by Mitsubishi Heavy Industries and combines the immense engineering...

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,...

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...

Employer Visits Go Virtual

With the COVID-19 pandemic presenting challenges to almost every organization, PIA Career Services has found new ways to connect employers and students.  While several organizations have been able to make the trip to PIA locations to interact with students, virtual visits by employers have allowed students to continue to...

Lockheed Martin Visits PIA Hagerstown

Representatives from Lockheed Martin traveled from their Johnstown, PA facility to meet with PIA Hagerstown students on September 29th.  Pat McCann, HR Manager for Lockheed, was joined on campus by PIA Pittsburgh Alumni Steve Chappie and Jim Cramer, both of whom serve as Production Supervisors for the company. The day...

“Clays for a Cause” Fundraiser

PIA held its 7th annual scholarship fundraising event on September 6th, 2019.  "Clays for a Cause" was held at Seven Springs Mountain Resort and featured a clay shooting course, Chinese auction, 50/50 drawing, and a buffet dinner.  The event was made possible through the collective support of sponsors, donors,...

PIA becomes Partner School with PSA

PSA Airlines visited the Pittsburgh Campus Tuesday, August 6th, to celebrate the official partnership between PIA and PSA.   PSA Airlines, which operates eight maintenance bases on the east coast, has been a top-employer at PIA campuses for several years.  The regional airline, a wholly owned subsidiary of American Airlines,...