Did you know that over 679,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2035? Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled.
At NAA, our highly-trained graduates are put into direct contact with industry leaders six times per year. Our Career Services department builds relationships with recruiters and hiring managers so that recent graduates and alumni have lifetime* access to employment assistance.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Career Services assembled our largest Career Fair to date. Some of the industry’s best were at the Tampa Bay campus meeting students and conducting interviews. Attendees included: American Flyers, Boeing, Cape Air, Commut Air, Endeavor, Envoy, ExpressJet, Flight Star, Gulfstream, HAECO, NAVAIR, Piedmont, PSA, Republic Air, SkyWest and Trans States Airlines.
68 on-site interviews took place and 33 offers have already been made. 5 more offers and 39 more interviews are pending. We look forward to seeing the amazing things these aviation professionals will accomplish!
*Lifetime is defined as long as NAA is in operation
NAA—Tampa Bay classes 1015 and 616 graduated yesterday, January 31, 2017, at the Largo Cultural Center. Students took pride in their accomplishments as they made their way across the stage.
Members of these classes displayed organization, respect and courtesy to one another throughout the graduation ceremony—traits that will serve them well in the aviation industry. Industry leaders such as Clearwater Aviation, General Atomics, HAECO and others, have already hired from this group of graduates.
Best of luck in your new careers, grads, you have earned them!
Tampa Bay’s 9th term class visited Clearwater Air Park on January 12, 2017. Students were given a tour of the facilities, and were introduced to members of Chapter 282 of the Experimental Aircraft Association (EAA) who are in the process of building an aircraft from the ground up.
EAA Chapter 282 President Bruce Brock guided students on the tour. He discussed a number of experimental aircraft located at the air park and gave an in-depth presentation of his own Van’s RV-7A.
As graduation nears, students are reminded of their passion for aviation and how it will serve them in the industry. The tour highlighted how they might engage in the recreational aviation community – both personally and professionally.