A PIA Partner is an employer who has a formalized partnership agreement with PIA. Agreements may include enhanced marketing opportunities, additional touchpoints with students, and/or other collaborations as outlined within the individual agreements. There is no exchange of money within these agreements.

Students benefit greatly from partnership agreements in many ways, including but not limited to:

• Mentorship from employer representatives
• Direct access to employer recruitment pipelines
• Education assistance in the form of scholarships and tools

PIA partnerships encourage students to do their best in training, as each partnership agreement holds established eligibility criteria, some of which may include grade point average and attendance requirements.

While PIA has longstanding relationships with each of these employers, in recent years, these companies have leveled up their support of the student experience and their recruitment pipelines through formalized partnership agreements and pathway programs.

Delta Air Lines


Delta Air Lines became a PIA Partner in 2017. In that time, Delta has donated training equipment to PIA’s Hagerstown and Myrtle Beach campuses, sponsored AMC teams and other student events, shared training modules, and provided video resources to support Aviation Technology recruitment efforts.

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United Airlines


United Airlines became a PIA Partner in 2023 through their Calibrate Technician Pathway Program. Selected program participants will have priority screening consideration and access to mentorship opportunities with employees from United’s 42 domestic Technical Operations stations.

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PSA Airlines


PSA Airlines became a PIA Partner in 2019 through their Maintenance Student Pathway (MSP). PSA encourages students to participate in mentorship opportunities and requires students to maintain a 3.0 GPA.

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SkyWest Airlines


SkyWest Airlines became a PIA Partner in 2023. SkyWest has initiated pathways with our students across all four campuses, which includes an opportunity for eligible students to receive tuition assistance.

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Republic Airways


Republic Airways became a PIA Partner in 2023. Republic has been instrumental in Open Houses , has attended high school visits with admissions representatives and offered year-round support.

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Piedmont Airlines


Piedmont Airlines became a PIA Partner in 2019
when they implemented the Tuition Pathway Program. Piedmont also sponsors tool and tuition scholarships, Aerospace Maintenance Competition (AMC) teams and other student events, donated work benches, and joined PIA’s admission representatives in introducing opportunities to high school students.

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Endeavor Air


Endeavor Air became a PIA Partner in 2019 when they introduced the Aviation Maintenance Pathway (AMP) Program. In that time, Endeavor has made regular campus visits to our Myrtle Beach campus including classroom presentations and onsite interviews. They have also made donations toward campus equipment.

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