One of the most exciting parts of an NAA education is the opportunity to perform hands-on training. It allows students to get a feel for what working in the aviation industry will really be like. Students visit a variety of job sites for this same reason. An insider look into aviation and avionics operations is inspiring to individuals who are about to graduate and begin their careers.
NAA’s 9th Term class recently visited Pemco and UPS in the Tampa Bay Area. They put their skills to work, observing large-scale projects in maintenance hangars and out on the tarmac.
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.
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.
On Thursday, January 26, 2017, Career Services assembled our largest Career Fair to date. Some of the industry’s best were at the Tampa Bay campus meeting students and conducting interviews. Attendees included: American Flyers, Boeing, Cape Air, Commut Air, Endeavor, Envoy, ExpressJet, Flight Star, Gulfstream, HAECO, NAVAIR, Piedmont, PSA, Republic Air, SkyWest and Trans States Airlines.
68 on-site interviews took place and 33 offers have already been made. 5 more offers and 39 more interviews are pending. We look forward to seeing the amazing things these aviation professionals will accomplish!
*Lifetime is defined as long as NAA is in operation
NAA—Tampa Bay classes 1015 and 616 graduated yesterday, January 31, 2017, at the Largo Cultural Center. Students took pride in their accomplishments as they made their way across the stage.
Members of these classes displayed organization, respect and courtesy to one another throughout the graduation ceremony—traits that will serve them well in the aviation industry. Industry leaders such as Clearwater Aviation, General Atomics, HAECO and others, have already hired from this group of graduates.
Best of luck in your new careers, grads, you have earned them!