Tampa Bay Graduation – May 2018

NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 2/17 AMT and 5/16 AMP on May 24, 2018 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 Aviation Maintenance Professional programs.

Students from 5/16 AMP together before graduating

Graduations are an opportunity to recognize the many achievements of each graduate and our May 2018 ceremony was no exception! Individuals from May’s graduating classes have already been hired by industry leaders such as as: American Airlines, Boeing, Columbia Helicopters, Dyncorp, Endeavor, Envoy Airlines, Goodyear, Gulfstream, Honeywell, Marine Corps Reserves, Panasonic Avionics, PSA Airlines, Textron and the United States Air Force.

Additionally, students who exhibited outstanding achievement were honored with specialized awards. Jeffrey H. was named Top Technician-AMT and Justin M. earned Top Technician-AMP. Awards were also presented for AMP Perfect Attendance, AMP Outstanding Attendance, AMT Perfect Attendance, AMT Outstanding Attendance, AMT Top Powerplant Team and AMT Top Airframe Team.

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Graduation is only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what each of these newly-minted alumni will achieve in the aviation industry and beyond.

NAA Career Fair Demonstrates Need for Qualified A&Ps

Did you know that over 648,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed in the aviation industry by 2036? Boeing’s 2017 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can currently be filled. NAA Career Fairs are designed to put qualified students and alumni in front of employers who are actively looking to recruit personnel. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday, May 10, 2018 at the Tampa Bay campus in Clearwater, FL. Thirty-five companies were in attendance scouting students, conducting interviews and making offers.

Career Fair 2

The demands of the global aviation industry represent a rare and desirable aspect of field: tangible and continuous job growth. NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training to meet the specific need for Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics in aviation and parallel industries. Industry leaders such as Boeing, Delta, Embraer, General Electric (GE), Gulfstream, Cape Air and many more were onsite. In total, 57 interviews were conducted and 51 offers were made.

Our next Career Fair will be at NAA’s New England campus on Thursday, July 12, 2018. Stay tuned for more details!

Mobile Veteran Center Visits NAA

The Department of Veterans Affairs provide readjustment counseling and information resources to Veterans across the country through Mobile Vet Centers (MVCs). Just like community-based Vet Centers, MVCs provide services that help Veterans make the transition from military and civilian life. This is a useful and valuable tool for Veterans across the country, especially those located in rural areas.

Fifty motorized vehicles are driven to provide Veterans with counseling, resources and other services. On Wednesday, May 23, 2018, a MVC visited NAA’s Tampa Bay campus to engage with our Veteran population. It was an excellent chance for individuals to learn more about disability benefits, VHA healthcare information, readjustment counseling and more!