In the midst of a late-season snowstorm, industry leaders made their way to National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) New England campus for our March Career Fair. Over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036 according to Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook. With indications that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can be filled, NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified graduates and alumni in front of industry leaders to fulfill the growing needs in aviation.
NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday March 15, 2018 at the New England campus in Concord, MA. The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified candidates who are ready to embark on careers.
Employers such as CommutAir, Delta, Draken, General Electric (GE), Gulfstream, Panasonic, Pro Star Aviation, PSA Airlines and Pratt & Whitney were onsite scouting students and conducting interviews in March. Our next Career Fair will be hosted at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus. Stay tuned for more details!
NAA—Tampa Bay’s March 2018 Student Council meeting was held on 3/15/2018. Students and staff collaborated on follow-up items and new business.
Follow-up items included:
Increasing services to our Veteran population
Polo shirts for AAS students and alumni shirts
Continued relationships with on-campus food trucks
Installation of NAA’s new flagpole
New business included:
The potential for a Keurig in the student break room on campus and/or a coffee vending machine at the hangar
As always, we are grateful to our students who volunteer to form NAA’s Student Council. We believe that student feedback is essential for continuous improvement to the culture and educational experience at NAA. Our next Student Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for Thursday, April 12, 2018. We hope to see you there!
NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 12/16 AMT and 8/17 AMP on Friday, March 9, 2018 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 Aviation Maintenance Professional programs.
Graduations are an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of each graduate and our March 2018 ceremony was no exception! Individuals from these graduating classes have already been hired by industry leaders such as Air National Guard, Boeing,Endeavor, Embraer, Envoy Air, Gulfstream, PEMCO, PSA, Stambaugh Aviation, Trans States Airlines and Textron.
Additionally, students who exhibited outstanding achievement were honored with specialized awards. Thomas U. was named Top Technician-AMT and Lucas W. earned Top Technician-AMP. Awards were also presented for AMP Perfect Attendance, AMP Outstanding Attendance, AMT Perfect Attendance, AMT Outstanding Attendance, AMT Top Powerplant Team and AMT Top Airframe Team.