New England Career Fair – July 2017

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. The needs of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: real and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training in order to develop qualified workers capable of fulfilling the demands of the industry.

Representatives speak to students at NAA's July Career Fair at the New England campus.
Representatives speak to students at NAA’s July Career Fair at the New England campus.

NAA students are trained to become Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) certified A&P mechanics. Some of the industry’s best employers attend our Career Fairs to meet and recruit our graduates, whose reputation for excellence precedes them.

Career Fairs are a milestone in the NAA experience. Direct contact with industry representatives allows students to get a clearer picture of where they want to work and what they’ll be doing after graduation. Plus, there are the interviews!

Students meet with industry representatives at NAA's Career Fair in New England.
Students meet with industry representatives at NAA’s Career Fair in New England.

Our most recent Career Fair took place at the New England campus on Thursday, July 20, 2017. Twenty-one companies attended including Atlas, Cape Air, Draken, General Electric (GE), Jet Blue, Panasonic, PlaneSense, Pratt and Whitney, STS Aviation Group and more.

Tampa Bay Graduation – July 2017

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 5/16 AMT and 12/16 AMP on Thursday, July 27, 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 Air Wisconsin, American Flyers, Aviator College, General Atomics, Gulfstream, PEMCO, Stambaugh Aviation and the US Air Force.

Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. Shelton Oliver was awarded Top Tech-AMT and Cory Peterson was named Top Tech-AMP. Congratulations, graduates, and best of luck in your new careers!

NAA Students Visit Allegiant Air

NAA students tour a variety of aviation-related job sites, especially as they near graduation. The field visits offer insight into the different sectors of aviation and offer soon-to-be grads a glimpse at the careers that they are about to embark upon. Most recently, Tampa Bay students toured Allegiant Air’s maintenance facilities at the St. Pete-Clearwater Airport (PIE).

The Tampa Bay Times has reported that Allegiant carries about 95 percent of the passenger traffic at PIE, which reported a record 1.6 million passengers in 2015. Students were able to interact at the busy maintenance facility, as well as gain a greater understanding of the low-cost carrier and its expanding routes.