Tampa Bay Career Fair – May 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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NAA graduates are trained to fill the skills gap and enter the aviation global marketplace as certified A&P mechanics. Some of the industry’s best employers attend our Career Fairs to meet and recruit our students, whose reputation for excellence precedes them.

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

Our most recent Career Fair took place at the Tampa Bay campus on Thursday, May 11, 2017. 30 companies attended, 103 onsite interviews took place, 39 offers were made on the spot and 34 offers are now pending.

NAA and Delta TechOps Partner to Meet Demand for AMTs

National Aviation Academy (NAA) and Delta TechOps have announced a partnership to assist in meeting the critical demand for qualified aviation maintenance technicians within the aviation industry.

Aviation Maintenance Technicians (AMTs) keep aircraft in safe flying condition by servicing, repairing and overhauling aircraft and aircraft components while following detailed manufacturer specifications and federal regulations set by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). AMTs are in high demand as the industry expands and technicians age out of the aviation workforce.

38 AMT schools were selected to work with Delta to prepare for the hiring need, which is projected to exceed 679,000 technicians by 2035, according to Boeing’s 2016 Pilot and Technician Outlook.

NAA was subject to a strict evaluation process and was found to meet FAA standards as well as Delta’s high principles that exceed industry standards. Educational programming at NAA will benefit from Delta as a resource for continuous improvement. Additionally, partnering with Delta will broaden student access to AMT careers available within the global aviation industry.

“Delta consistently delivers innovation, leadership and teamwork at the highest level. Students will benefit immeasurably from this partnership as we work together to produce quality aviation maintenance professionals,” said David Mead, Senior Executive Vice President for NAA.

NAA incorporates the latest technology and industry resources to deliver high quality aviation maintenance training. Partnering with Delta TechOps will strengthen NAA’s ability to achieve its mission of preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.

Tampa Bay Students Visit USCG Air Station

Students from the Tampa Bay campus visited the USCG Air Station in Clearwater, Fla. on Thursday, May 4, 2017. The air station is the largest in the Coast Guard, and supports a variety of missions with both C-130 and H-60 aircraft. An award-winning galley, medical clinic, exchange and housing office that service hundreds of Coast Guard personnel are all located on site.

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Interested students were able to discuss military aviation and a rotary aircraft with some of the most skilled professionals in the nation. Enlisted and civilian opportunities are available to certified A&Ps on military bases worldwide.