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General Atomics Visit

General Atomics spoke with students in 6th and 7th quarter at the Pittsburgh Campus of PIA on Tuesday, June 5th.  William Foster, Manager of Airframe & Powerplant at the company, discussed GA’s customer focused business and plans for continued expansion.
General Atomics, well known for their development of unmanned aerial […]

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Thank You, Ms. Ollry!

PIA Hagerstown would like to thank Suzanne Ollry for her generous donation of a Craftsman tool box, tools, and a flight line bag for  deserving Hagerstown students.
Ms. Ollry is a retired A&P Mechanic who wanted to pass her love of aviation on to a current or future PIA Hagerstown […]

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Parkway West School Visit

Students from Parkway West’s Career and Technology Center visited PIA Pittsburgh May 23rd.  The high school students, who are primarily enrolled in the electrical program at Parkway, were able to tour the facilities and explore the aircraft in the hangars.
PIA is happy to accommodate tours for students interested in […]

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May 19th Open House

Thank you to all those who came to visit PIA on May 19th for our open house events!  All four PIA campuses hosted events where prospective students were able learn about careers as aviation technicians.
In addition to meeting with various departments at each campus, the prospective students each heard […]

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Pittsburgh Campus – Happy AMT Day

Happy Aviation Maintenance Technicians Day to our past, present, and future AMTs!  PIA is proud to serve as an educator of future aviation technicians.  Photographed is a majority of the PIA Pittsburgh Campus, finishing out a day of classes with a group photo!

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Happy Aviation Maintenance Technician Day!

May 24th marks the birthday of Charles Taylor, the mechanic responsible for building the engine to keep the Wright Brothers plane in flight.  The day now honors Aviation Maintenance Technicians and their dedication to the aviation industry.
PIA is proud to have contributed to the education of 38,000 alumni since […]

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Embraer Visit

Last week, representatives from Embraer visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus, marking their second trip to PIA this year.  Darrell Stern, Manager of Talent Acquisition for North America, and Christopher King, Staffing Specialist for North America, visited the campus May 17th through 19th.
The two conducted mock interviews with current students, […]

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Conway High School AVID visits Myrtle Beach Campus

Students from Conway High School visited PIA Myrtle Beach on Thursday, May 17th, as part of an elective program at the school known as AVID.
The Advancement Via Individual Determination (AVID) program has been offered at Conway High School for 9 years.  The program focuses on teaching skills and behaviors […]

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Delta TechOps Visit

Delta TechOps visited the PIA Pittsburgh campus on Monday, May 14th.  Michael Mackey, Manager of Training, and Bill Smith, Director of Training and a 1984 graduate of PIA, gave a presentation to the entire student body reiterating the importance of professionalism during their education.
The two discussed the necessary skills […]

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#FOMOPIA

Can’t make it to the May 19th Open House? Are you suffering from #FOMOPIA?  We don’t blame you – with over 118,000 aviation technicians needed in North America by 2035 (as estimated by Boeing), who wouldn’t want to learn more?
PIA has plenty of opportunities for you to tour the […]

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