Tampa Bay Campus – April Graduation

NAA—Tampa Bay held its most recent graduation on Thursday, April 6, 2017 at the Largo Cultural Center. Students from classes 816 and 116 proudly made their way across the stage, turned their tassels and set off as certificated airmen and airwomen!

Industry leaders such as PEMCO, Granite International, and Piedmont Airlines have already hired Airframe & Powerplant mechanics from this group. Graduation is the first of many amazing things these individuals will accomplish in their careers in aviation. Congratulations, graduates!

New England Career Fair – March 23, 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.

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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.

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On Thursday, March 23, 2017,  some of the industry’s best were at the New England campus to meet and recruit NAA students. The event tied as the largest Career Fair in campus history. Attendees included: Abel Womack, Air Wisconsin, Cape Air, Endeavor, Envoy, Goodyear Air Ship, PSA, SkyWest and more!

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On-site interviews took place on campus and several offers to students have already been made. We look forward to seeing the amazing things these aviation professionals will accomplish!

*Lifetime is defined as long as NAA is in operation

New England Students Eligible for Transit Assistance

NAA-New England students between the ages of 19-25 are now eligible for a Youth Pass from the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA). This product is designed to help provide affordable transit access for young people. In order to qualify, you must:

• Be enrolled at NAA
• Be born after November 1, 1991
• If you were born after November 1, 1991 but before November 1, 1998, you must also show that you are enrolled at NAA. A Proof of Enrollment Letter can be provided by NAA’s education services department to attach to your application.
• Live in a participating city or town (Currently Boston, Chelsea, Malden, or Somerville)

The Youth Pass is a card which holders can use at MBTA Fare Vending Machines or Retail Sales Terminals to purchase a reduced price LinkPass for $30 a month. Holders can also add stored value onto the card and ride the MBTA bus and subway system at the reduced fare rate. The Youth Pass does not provide a reduced fare for the Commuter Rail.

The Youth Pass card is distributed through municipal and community partners. In order to join the Youth Pass program, once a year young people will have to fill out an application and bring it along with required documentation to their city for verification. All Youth Pass cards expire on November 1st and require re-enrollment.