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 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.
NAA—New England hosted a graduation ceremony on Thursday, July 13, 2017. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with students who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technician program in Concord, MA.
Joe Moore, Director of Education Education, officiated the ceremony with faculty guest speaker John Budenas.
Students who exhibited outstanding achievement received specialized awards. David O’Neil was named Top Tech, FAA Top Performer and received awards for Outstanding Attendance and Outstanding Academics.
Graduates from this class have already secured employment with industry leaders. We look forward to hearing about their future successes in aviation!