The Tampa Bay campus was buzzing with excitement on July 15, 2021, as twenty-eight companies, including industry leaders such as Embraer, Endeavor, Delta Air Lines, and Breeze Airways, were onsite for NAA’s aviation maintenance career fair.

Employers expressed the immediate need to fill open positions as the industry demand returns. As employment offers continue to develop, 124 interviews and 51 job offers are in process so far.

NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training to exceed expectations from employers and adhere to safety requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). Aviation maintenance technicians are in high demand as technicians retire and fleet sizes increase. With NAA’s 14 or 21-month accelerated training programs, students can learn from professional and experienced instructors to prepare for current and future career opportunities.

Holli Hudson, Senior Executive Vice President, NAA, stated, “we are thrilled to connect students with employers who are seeking the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians. It is our mission to provide quality aviation maintenance training to prepare the highest-quality technicians for tomorrow.”

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Students gather to learn more about employer opportunities.

The demand for aviation maintenance technicians is real… and resilient!

According to Boeing’s 2020 Pilot & Technician Outlook, 739,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed globally by 2039. With the continued demand for qualified professionals in the industry, future career fairs will be critical to connecting students and alumni directly with employers.

NAA’s next aviation maintenance career fair will be held at NAA’s New England campus at 130 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord, Mass., on Thursday, August 26, 2021. NAA-Tampa Bay will host its next career fair on Thursday, September 23, 2021.

Learn more by visiting Career Services.