New England Graduation – July 2017

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!

Aviation Maintenance Salaries on the Rise

Every year, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) releases data relating to the annual income and career outlooks in various sectors. Wage statistics for aviation maintenance professionals are on the rise. As of May 2016, the median annual income is $60,170 for Airframe & Powerplant mechanics, a significant increase from last year, with the lowest 10% of workers earning approximately $35,960 and the highest 10% of workers making closer to $87,880.

This year, the states with the highest employment level in this occupation are Texas, Florida and California. Some employers, such as General Atomics based out of San Diego, even pay the costs of relocation once hired – in addition to well-paying salaries and benefits packages.

It is important to consider these kinds of details when making decisions for your future. Competitive expected earnings and overall job growth in the aviation maintenance field are two compelling factors to start your training at NAA today!

NAA Student and Team Member Appreciation Day

National Aviation Academy’s Tampa Bay campus hosted a student and team member appreciation day on Friday, July 7, 2017. Skoops Natural Italian Ice was onsite offering sweet treats from 2:30-4:30 PM.

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The event was an enjoyable reprieve from all of the hot weather, and hard work, so far this summer. A big THANK YOU goes out to all students and staff for your efforts year round!