PIA Hagerstown is proud to announce the December 2018 graduating class. The ceremony, held Friday, December 21st, celebrated the 18 graduates and the promising careers ahead of them. Michael Kenneth Gibbs was named Valedictorian of the class, and Bright Osei Kwarteng was named Salutatorian. In addition, James Benjamin Barefoot, Michael […]Read more...
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 […]Read more...
Fifth grade students at Boonsboro Elementary had the opportunity to learn about careers in aviation maintenance on November 27th. Barbara Martin, Admissions Representative at PIA Hagerstown, met with the students during their Career Exploration Luncheon series.
Twenty-four students were present for the discussion on PIA and the aviation industry. When […]
Still searching for the perfect Christmas gift for the PIA student or alumni in your life? The new PIA Hoodie is now available for purchase! Stop by the bookstore (branch campus students can contact their campus coordinator/director) or visit PIA’s Online Store to get yours today!Read more...
James ‘Jim’ Strock, instructor at PIA Youngstown, passed away on November 22nd, 2018. Mr. Strock inspired future generations of aviation technicians for 6 years at the campus. A lifelong love of aviation began after earning his pilot’s license at 16 and continued throughout his lifetime. His memory and the […]Read more...
The 2018 PIA Fall Career Fair was held on Wednesday, November 14th at the PIA Hagerstown Campus. Twenty-five companies were able to meet with students, with several companies conducting on-site interviews with soon-to-be graduates. Attendees included students from both the Hagerstown and Pittsburgh campuses.
Thank you to all the employers […]
The Consortium for Public Education had the opportunity to tour PIA facilities on Wednesday, November 14th. Students who visited were able to learn about the critical role that aviation technicians play in the industry and the demand for skilled aviation technicians today.
Roughly 40 students were able to explore the […]
PIA Myrtle Beach hosted a career event on November 8, 2018. The event gave students in all terms the opportunity to meet with fourteen employers. Attending companies set up presentations, on-site interviews, and booths to meet with students.
Thank you to all employers who attended this event!
Students in 7th quarter at PIA’s Pittsburgh Campus have completed another task to restore a 1956 Piper Tri-Pacer. The fabric wings, recently painted and completed by the students, represent a major step in the planes restoration. Students from previous classes had worked on refurbishing the frame of the aircraft, […]Read more...
PIA Youngstown was featured in an article published by The Vindicator, highlighting the in-demand career that PIA prepares students for. The article, written by Jordyn Grzelewski, offered insight from a current student, an alumnus, and Campus Director Joseph DeRamo. Grzelewski states that “Students…are graduating from a school with a […]Read more...