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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...

Myrtle Beach September 2019 Graduation

PIA Myrtle Beach is proud to announce the September 2019 graduating class.  The ceremony, held Thursday, September 12th, celebrated the seven graduates and the promising careers ahead of them. Lucas Bozek was named Valedictorian of the class, and Alan Woodbury was named Salutatorian.  In addition, Lucas Bozek, Max Truby,...

PIA Hagerstown Earns School of Excellence

PIA Hagerstown was honored as a School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges this year.  The awards are given to schools for their efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and their commitment to the accreditation process.The Hagerstown Campus was...

Pittsburgh October 2019 Graduation

PIA would like to congratulate the October 2019 graduating class from the Pittsburgh Campus.  The ceremony, held Friday, October 4th, celebrated the 26 graduates as they completed their Associate Degree programs in Aviation Maintenance and Aviation Electronics. Peyton Miller was named Valedictorian of the class, and Dillon Longden was...

DuVal High School Visits PIA

Staff members from DuVal High School had the opportunity to visit PIA Hagerstown.  DuVal, a magnet school in Lanham, Maryland, offers an Aerospace & Aviation program at their institution.  The visit included a presentation and tour of PIA's facilities, where DuVal staff members had the opportunity to learn more...

Senator Lindsey Williams Visits PIA

Senator Lindsey Williams had the opportunity to visit PIA Pittsburgh on Monday, September 30th.  Senator Williams, who represents the 38th Senatorial District in Allegheny County, sits on several committees relevant to PIA and the aviation industry, including the Labor & Industry Committee and the Education Committee.The invitation to visit...

PIA Alumni – Kelly Martin

Recent graduate Kelly Martin shares her experiences at PIA and what led her to a career in aviation.Kelly Martin: Pittsburgh Campus, AMT Program, 2019 Position: Research Lab Mechanic Employment: HX5 Sierra