Technician Demand

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 […]


“The Tiny Trade-School Ivy Outperforming Top Four-Year Colleges”

In conjunction with Forbes’ list of Top-Two Year Trade Schools, PIA’s unique educational opportunities were highlighted in an article by the publication.  The article focuses on the industry relevant curriculum, employer partnerships, and industry demand for skilled technicians.
President and CEO of PIA, Suzanne Markle, is featured in a video […]


AMT Shortage discussed in MRO Management

The March 2018 issue of MRO Management featured an article discussing the need for aviation maintenance technicians and the efforts of organizations to address that shortage.
The article featured PIA and the challenges that can be encountered with the younger generations of students, as well as other organizations voicing their […]


Pittsburgh Campus Spring Career Fair

Pittsburgh, PA: PIA students opted for their interview attire on Wednesday, March 14th, meeting with organizations to discuss current and future opportunities in aviation and non-aviation related industries.  Fifty companies were in attendance to meet with over 200 students and alumni at the 2018 Spring Career Fair.   Students from […]


Delta Global Services Visit

Delta Global Services visited PIA’s Pittsburgh campus Friday, February 16th in search of candidates for available cargo warehouse positions available in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania.  The positions, both part-time and full-time, include Delta flight benefits.  In addition to warehouse positions, locations in Atlanta, New York, Chicago, California, and Detroit are also […]


PIA Education and Alumni Featured in Avionics News

The January 2018 issue of Avionics News features articles on PIA and its presence in the aviation industry.
Avionics News, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, spoke with Steven Sabold, Director of Marketing and IT at PIA, regarding the AET program and the school’s commitment to training the next generation […]


ATEC’s Outlook for Aviation Technician Demand

Each year the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) compiles information about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate holders, the educational institutions that prepare the majority of those individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ maintenance professionals.
The report’s key conclusions:

Mechanics are retiring […]


PA Chamber of Business and Industry Visits PIA

On August 28th, Lori Renne, Director of Marketing, from the PA Chamber of Business and Industry met with representatives from PIA to discuss outreach initiatives to attract students to fill the projected skills gap in the aviation industry. Her visit was inspired by PIA’s recent ranking in a Forbes article recognizing the top two-year […]