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PIA Pittsburgh Campus Graduation-January 2018

Pittsburgh Graduation – Class of January 2018

On January 3rd, the Pittsburgh campus honored 18 graduates of the Aviation Maintenance Technology program.  Dustin Colella and Adam Zelina were named as the classes Valedictorian and Salutatorian, respectively. In addition, Colella, Zelina, and Zachary Mills were inducted into the Alpha Beta Kappa National Honor Society, recognizing their academic […]

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Myrtle Beach Graduation – Class of January 2018

On January 11th, 12 students graduated from the Myrtle Beach Branch Campus with Certificates in Aviation Maintenance Technology.  Roman O’Neill and Eric Almeter received academic recognition, named Valedictorian and Salutatorian of the class, respectively.  Jason Ford was honored with the “Golden Wrench”, highlighting his mechanical aptitude.  All three students […]

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Youngstown Graduation – Class of December 2017

The Youngstown Campus is proud to announce the graduation of 24 students (not all pictured) on December 22, 2017. Jacob Wysong and Seth Ague (not pictured) were honored as the class Valedictorian and Salutatorian respectively. In addition, Mr. Wysong was honored with the prestigious Perfect Attendance Award.
While many graduates […]

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Hagerstown Graduation – Class of December 2017

On December 22nd, 21 students graduated from the Hagerstown Branch Campus. Honored for academic achievement was Lars Davis (Valedictorian) and Timothy Cramer (Salutatorian).
While there are a variety of companies that the graduates will be starting their careers with, two companies stand out as the top recruiters for this class. While PIA’s […]

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PIA Education and Alumni Featured in Avionics News

The January 2018 issue of Avionics News features articles on PIA and its presence in the aviation industry.
Avionics News, a publication of the Aircraft Electronics Association, spoke with Steven Sabold, Director of Marketing and IT at PIA, regarding the AET program and the school’s commitment to training the next generation […]

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PIA earns Gold Military Friendly Designation

Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has announced that it has earned Gold Award status, a designation awarded to schools that score within the top 20% of the nation’s Top Military Friendly Schools.
The Military Friendly® Schools list, compiled by Victory Media, provides a comprehensive guide for veterans and their families to […]

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Youngstown PIA Blood Drive

With blood donations urgently needed this winter, PIA-Youngstown students donated the “Gift of Life.”  In conjunction with American Red Cross, over 25 students donated blood on January 11th.
Thank you to all the donors and volunteers who helped make this a successful event.

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Challenge Coin Earned by MYB Instructor

Myrtle Beach Instructor Alan Phelps received a Challenge Coin from FAA Inspector James Dangerfield. Mr. Dangerfield challenged all the South Carolina Designated Mechanic Examiners (DME) to see who could have the most number of newly certificated mechanics sign up for the FAASafety.gov website.
Congratulations, Mr. Phelps!

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ATEC’s Outlook for Aviation Technician Demand

Each year the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC) compiles information about Federal Aviation Administration (FAA)  Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic certificate holders, the educational institutions that prepare the majority of those individuals for careers in aviation maintenance, and the companies that employ maintenance professionals.
The report’s key conclusions:

Mechanics are retiring […]

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