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PA Congressman Mike Doyle visits PIA – Pittsburgh Campus

Congressman Mike Doyle, U.S. Representative for Pennsylvania's 18th congressional district, visited PIA Pittsburgh on Monday, August 16th.  The meeting was a part of PIA's mission of continuing to raise awareness of the growing demand for aviation technicians in the industry.  During his visit, Congressman Doyle had the opportunity to...

Building Industry Relationships: Employer-Student Visits of July 2021

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...

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,...