Last month, Congress reauthorized the Federal Aviation Administration and within this legislation, it allocated $5 million in funding to address problems within the aviation industry. As a result of this legislation, the Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics is gearing up to educate more students and getting them ready to enter the workforce in the aviation industry. In an article published by WESA, Pittsburgh’s NPR Station, PIA CEO Suzanne Markle stated that “schools like PIA will benefit hugely from new federal funding,” and that “the industry itself is starved for diverse candidates”. PIA ready to increase the workforce in the aviation industry, specifically with women, by training more students across their four campuses. In fact, PIA had a record setting attendance at an open house in West Mifflin facility the first week of November.

To read the WESA article, see the link below:

http://www.wesa.fm/post/pittsburgh-trade-school-poised-train-more-aviation-maintenance-workers#stream/0

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