NAA Advisory Board Meeting

NAA’s Advisory Board assembled recently to obtain substantive feedback from leaders in the aviation maintenance community. A primary goal of our Advisory Board is to seek counsel to meet the critical needs of the aviation maintenance field and best prepare our students for the careers that await them post-graduation.

Board members are accomplished industry experts who offer innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Their advice is considered, and often implemented, contributing to the continual evolution of the curriculum and training at NAA. Students benefit immeasurably from this process, as it is tied directly to market and industry demands.

The most recent meeting took place on January 18, 2018 at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus. Positive feedback was received regarding improvements made to NAA’s Advanced Aircraft Systems course, the overall curriculum and plans for the upcoming year.

Tampa Bay Student Council – January 2018

NAA—Tampa Bay’s Student Council held a meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Students and staff collaborated on follow-up items and new business.

Student Council meeting on January 11, 2018
Student Council meeting on January 11, 2018

Follow-up items included:

  • A pop-up for the hangar is pending approval.
  • Obtaining nonprofit status for the Student Council food cart is in talks.
  • Installation of a flagpole on campus is being researched.
  • Student flashcard sets have gone through production and have been delivered!

New business included:

  • Updates are being made to ensure high quality performance in the student computer lab.
  • A Resource Fair will be held on 02/15/18 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Eleven organizations will be on campus to communicate potential resources for NAA students. Contact student services for more details!

The next Student Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 2018.

Industry Reps Visit NAA-Tampa Bay

Excitement is building for NAA’s first Career Fair of 2018. With industry representatives from across the country here in the Tampa Bay Area, many are taking extra time to visit with students and discuss what their companies are looking for in new hire personnel.  Please see the schedule below to know who will be onsite and when.

1/17/2018 Presentation Schedule:

Embraer –  Onsite at 10 AM (AM and PM shift presentations)

SkyWest Airlines – Onsite at 10 AM (AM and PM shift presentations)

Pratt & Whitney – Onsite at 1 PM (AM and PM shift presentations)

PSA Airlines – Onsite at 2 PM (AM and PM shift presentations)

Endeavor Air – Onsite at 4:30 PM  (PM shift presentations only)

GE Aviation – Onsite at 4:30 PM (PM shift presentations only)

*Presentations are open to current students ONLY.

NAA’s courses in Aviation Maintenance and Advanced Aircraft Systems have been designed so that individuals may gain an in-depth education, preparing them for work in the aviation maintenance industry. According to Boeing’s 2017-2036 Pilot & Technician Outlook over 648,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed over the next 20 years. Each of today’s presentations will highlight the critical needs of the industry and what students can do to be prepared for the workforce.

For more information, call (800) 659-2080.