Ribbon Cutting at PIA Youngstown Campus

Ribbon Cutting at PIA Youngstown Campus

Last Wednesday’s expansion celebration in Youngstown was a great success! The ceremony opened up with Campus Director Joe DeRamo expressing his appreciation to the local community, government and Western Reserve Port Authority for all the support received to make the expansion happen.

President and CEO, Suzanne Markle, began by recognizing the late John Graham III, President of PIA from 2005 until his death in April of this year. “Mr. Graham was a champion for career education, as well as a wonderful colleague and friend. I thank him first and foremost for his vision that an Aviation Maintenance program could be successful at this location, and for his steadfast interest in and support of this project.”

Markle concluded with, “With this facility, PIA continues its mission to expand Aviation Maintenance training opportunities in order to address a nationwide shortage of skilled technicians. And as many of you who are in attendance here today can attest, our future as an innovative country depends on the ability of community and economic leaders to cooperate with educators and industry to drive toward a common vision. And I believe that this training facility is precisely what we have accomplished here.”

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