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PIA Featured in Sponsor Spotlight

The rich history of PIA and its commitment to training aviation technicians was featured in a Sponsor Spotlight on Aviation Technician Education Council's (ATEC) News page.   The piece, featuring Director of Campus Operations Gary Hoyle, includes PIA's role as a founding member of ATEC and the unique position it...

Pittsburgh January 2020 Graduation

PIA would like to extend congratulations to the January 2020 graduating class from the Pittsburgh Campus.  The ceremony, held Monday, January 6th, celebrated the 42 graduates as they completed their Associate Degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics.Obiad Saeed O Hasnoon was named Valedictorian of the class, and...

Youngstown December 2019 Graduation

PIA Youngstown is proud to announce the members of the December 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held December 20th, honored the 30 graduates as they completed their Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Preston Sharp was named Valedictorian of the class, and Dakota Pugh was named Salutatorian. Vadim Dyachkin, Alexis Ellin,...

Hagerstown December 2019 Graduation

PIA Hagerstown is proud to announce the December 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held Friday, December 20th, celebrated the 17 graduates as they completed their Aviation Maintenance Technology program. Sheldon Wilmot was named Valedictorian of the class, and Dakota Becraft was named Salutatorian.  Dakota Becraft, Matthew Ritter, Kyle Wilcom...

Washington County Public Schools Career Luncheon

PIA Hagerstown was able to participate in the Washington County Public Schools' Career Luncheon on December 10th.  Barbara Martin, Admissions Representative at PIA Hagerstown, was able to speak to 5th-grade students about PIA and careers in Aviation Maintenance.After the luncheon, students completed surveys regarding the new career opportunity they...

PIA Alumni – Peyton Miller

 Recent graduate Peyton Miller shares his experiences at PIA and why he decided to pursue our AET program.Peyton Miller: Pittsburgh Campus, AET Program, 2019 Position: Avionics Technician Employment: Aircraft and Avionics Sales

SCAA Scholarship Winners

Congratulations to PIA Myrtle Beach students Christopher Beears and Joshua Hickman, recipients of the 2019 South Carolina Aviation Association Scholarship.  Both students are currently in their 4th semester of study at the Myrtle Beach Campus.  The scholarship was awarded to four students pursuing careers in aviation. Congratulations to both...

Pratt & Whitney Campus Visit

Representatives from Pratt & Whitney Canada were on campus Friday, October 25th to discuss opportunities available at their Bridgeport, WV facility.Fred Smart and Greg Wimer met with AMT students in 6th and 7th quarters about the organization and conducted on-site interviews with students.  Pratt & Whitney, like many other...

Tech Center Students Tour American Airlines Hangar

Students from the Aviation Program at the Dr. James A. Forrest Technology Center had the opportunity to tour the American Airlines hangar at the Ronald Reagan Washington National Airport.  The tour, which occurred on October 10th, was facilitated through PIA and Kevin Dallaire of Piedmont Airlines.  Students had a...