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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...

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...

PIA Veterans Honored

The Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics celebrated 78 students and employees who have served in the U.S. Military on Veterans Day.  Each campus gave Veterans a gift as a small token of gratitude for their service.  PIA is proud to support our military members, and thank them for their service...

Two PIA Students Receive Mike Rowe 2020 Work Ethic Scholarship

First semester PIA students Braden Brunson and Shane Miley are two of the nationwide recipients of the 2020 Work Ethic Scholarship.  The scholarship through Mike Rowe WORKS Foundation honors and provides financial support to students enrolled in trade schools that clearly demonstrate a commitment to personal responsibility, a positive...

Former Valedictorian Shares Passion For Aviation

Ricky Lewis, Valedictorian of PIA Myrtle Beach's first graduating class, shared his passion for aviation with his current employer, Pratt & Whitney.  The piece was featured on their homepage and echoes the importance of a mechanics role in the industry."Aviation really hits home for me and my family.  My...

PIA Featured in Aviation Week Network Newsletter

PIA's Associate Director of Career Services, Mindy Pavilonis, spoke with Digital Editorial Producer Lindsay Bjerregaard of Aviation Week Network regarding changes PIA campuses have experienced over the last several months.The piece spoke of the challenges the institution faced during the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic.  More importantly, the school's...

PIA Premiere: “Hangar Heroes”

 PIA is proud to present "Hangar Heroes", a videocast focused on the world of aviation and the exciting innovations we are seeing within it.Episode 1 features NASA's 62nd anniversary,  discussions of Blue Origins and SpaceX recent achievements, feel-good stories from inside aviation, and an interview with Darrel Stern of...

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...