Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics named ‘School of Excellence’

HAGERSTOWN, Md. — The Hagerstown campus of the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics has been named a 2019 School of Excellence by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges.

The annual awards recognize schools’ efforts in demonstrating a high level of achievement among their students and their commitment to the accreditation process.

Providing a high-quality education for students who are training to become aviation and aerospace technicians is the top priority at each of PIA’s four locations, especially as the need for skilled technicians continues to exceed the available supply of talent, according to a news release from PIA.

According to Boeing’s 2019 Pilot & Technician Outlook, 769,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to fly and maintain the world fleet in the next 20 years.

PIA Hagerstown was officially recognized at the 2019 Professional Development Conference, where Adams and Director of Education Jason Mongan accepted the award from the commission.