Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics Open House


May 20, 2017 – 11:00 AM

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Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will host a public open house on Saturday, May 20, 2017 at 11 a.m. at its main campus in Pittsburgh located at 5 Allegheny County Airport, West Mifflin, PA.

Visitors to PIA’s May 20 Open House event will have the opportunity to tour the campus classrooms and hangar, learn about 16 and 21-month programs, view interactive demonstrations, meet faculty and students and learn about career opportunities.

What’s particularly interesting is that PIA events at its campuses in Pittsburgh, Hagerstown, Youngstown and Myrtle Beach have been attracting more employers than there are graduates to fill open positions.

“Our May 20 Open House gives PIA the opportunity to deliver critical information about career demand,” said Suzanne Markle, President and CEO of the non-profit PIA. “That we are hosting events with such a large number of companies in comparison to the number of upcoming graduates attending is a strong indicator of career demand. We look forward to the opportunity to serve new students and prepare them with the entry-level mechanic skills we know our employers are looking for.”

According to Boeing’s 2016 Current Market Outlook, the aviation industry will require more than 118,000 maintenance technicians by 2035 in North America. According to PIA Career Services officials, employers are seeking A&P mechanics with strong soft skills, leadership qualities and dependability - all skills required to grow and advance within a company.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites a median salary for aircraft mechanics and service technicians at $58,390 (medians are not reflective of starting salaries).

Since 1929, Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics campus has been training certified and work-ready aviation maintenance technicians in high demand with programs in Aviation Maintenance Technology and Aviation Electronics. PIA’s flagship program, the Aviation Maintenance Technology program, has been providing quality aircraft mechanics for over 85 years. This program provides students with the opportunity to test for the prestigious FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant Certification, the “golden ticket” to a career in aviation maintenance.

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