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blank 04/16/14 01:19PM Aviation Courses, Aviation Degrees, Aviation Schools, Avionics Technician Courses

PIA Receives National Recognition

AVIATION Technician School, Pittsburg Institute of Avionics

April 16, 2014 (Pittsburgh, PA) – Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics’ students and instructors received major recognition at the Aviation Technician Education Council Conference on April 7 in San Antonio, Texas.

Director of Campus Operations Gary Hoyle attended the event. Hoyle said he advocated PIA’s students and staff to apply for the honors.

“I challenged the faculty and students to step up to the plate and apply for these scholarships and awards,” Hoyle said.

The Aviation Technician Education Council and the Northrop Rice Foundation (an organization dedicated to promoting education in the aviation field) selected PIA students for three scholarships valued at a total $3,750. Snap-On Incorporated also provided a PIA student with a $4,000 tool certificate.

ATEC and NRF also acknowledged PIA’s faculty as some of the best in the country.  Hagerstown campus instructor Paul Eisenhart received an aircraft maintenance course scholarship valued at over $7,000. Myrtle Beach campus instructor Michael Smith was chosen as ATEC’s Educator of the Year.

PIA students and instructors received training and tool scholarships valued higher than any other school recognized at the ATEC Conference.

Hoyle said he expects more recognition for PIA’s students and instructors in the future.

“I expect us to win awards every year because our education is superior,” Hoyle said.

About Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics

The school was opened by Glenn Curtiss and Orville Wright in 1927 as Curtiss-Wright Flying Service, and became PIA in 1929. It offers “hands-on” training for traditional and non- traditional students in Aviation Maintenance, Aviation Electronics, Mechanical Systems, and Electronic Systems. The instructional staff combines their real world experience with class room instruction for an outstanding education. PIA also provides a wide range of student services while the student is in school, and after graduation.  The Placement Department works one on one with the students to reach their employment goals. PIA is often the first stop for many employers looking for quality employees. 

PIA offers an Associate in Specialized Technology Degree at its West Mifflin, PA location and Diploma programs in Youngstown, OH, Hagerstown, MD, and Myrtle Beach, SC.  There is open enrollment through the year accompanied with admissions requirements. For more information, call 1-800-444-1440, or visit www.pia.edu

 


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