Each year during school breaks, including the long break in the summer, the Science Center of Pinellas holds camps for youth in grades K-8 featuring hands-on activities in Science, Technology, Engineering, Art and Math (STEAM). By providing fun activities, the Science Center introduces our community’s youth to potential careers, like those we train for at NAA, while they are in school. Through real-world applications students are exposed to the possibilities of science and technology to create a better future.
Over the last month, NAA teamed up with the Science Center to send kids to camp this summer. Students and staff donated to a number creative fund-raising initiatives, ultimately raising over $6,000 to benefit campers. As members of the educational community and purveyors of STEAM-focused engagement, it was truly rewarding to give to such an awesome cause.
Thanks to all who participated and donated!
NAA’s AMP 3 class visited UPS Air Cargo at the St. Pete-Clearwater Airport (PIE) on Friday, June 30, 2017. They recalled lessons and industry terminology while observing large-scale projects in maintenance hangars and out on the tarmac.
UPS Air Cargo provides worldwide airport-to-airport freight service from PIE. Their comprehensive hub-and-spoke network provides access to key transportation centers across the United States and beyond.
It was a comprehensive learning opportunity that allowed students to get a better understanding of what working in cargo operations is like, while simultaneously learning from individuals already working within the industry.
NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 3/16 AMT and 11/16 AMP on Thursday, June 22, 2017 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician and Advanced Aircraft Systems programs.
Graduates from these classes have already secured employment with industry leaders such as Columbia Helicopters, Gulfstream Aerospace, Marine Concepts and Stambaugh Aviation.
Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Joshua Pedrianes was awarded Top Tech-AMT and Tyler Whitmore was named Top Tech-AMP. Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!