Education

PIA Vienna Campus Holds Open House Tomorrow

VIENNA TOWNSHIP, Ohio –  Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics will host an open house 11 a.m. Saturday at its Vienna campus, 1453 Youngstown-Kingsville Road.

Visitors to the open house will have the opportunity to tour the classrooms and hangar, learn about 16 and 21-month programs, view interactive demonstrations, meet faculty and students and learn about career opportunities.

PIA events at its campuses in Pittsburgh, Hagerstown, Vienna and Myrtle Beach have recently been attracting more employers than there are graduates to fill open positions.

“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,” said Suzanne Markle,  CEO. “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 airframe and power plant mechanics with strong soft skills, leadership qualities and dependability.

The Occupational Outlook Handbook published by the Bureau of Labor Statistics cites a median salary for aircraft mechanics and service technicians at $58,390.

PIA offers programs in aviation maintenance technology and aviation electronics. Its f aviation maintenance technology program provides students with the opportunity to test for the FAA’s Airframe and Powerplant Certification.

Published by The Business Journal, Youngstown, Ohio.