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Building Industry Relationships: Embraer

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...

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,...

New Stories in PIA Alumni Spotlight Series

As the network of PIA Alumni grows each year, we continue to hear stories of alumni finding fulfillment in their careers within aviation. New Alumni Spotlights are now available on our website featuring some of the hard-working and dedicated graduates of our programs. If you are an alumnus interested...

Toys for Tots Commanders Award

PIA held its first Toys for Tots donation drive during the 2020 holiday season.  Dubbed 'Pack-A-Plane', PIA students, faculty, and staff worked to fill a King Air with new toys for those in need.  This week, PIA was awarded the Marine Corps Reserve Toys for Tots Commander's Award to...

PIA Packs-A-Plane for Toys For Tots

PIA students, faculty, and staff donated toys to benefit the Toys for Tots organization.  The event, PIA Pack-A-Plane, challenged donors to fill PIA's King Air with unopened toys to assist those in need this holiday season.  Members of the U.S. Marine Corps visited PIA Pittsburgh today to unpack the...