Tampa Bay Career Fair – January 2018

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 graduates and alumni in front of employers who are looking to recruit personnel. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday January 18, 2018 at the Tampa Bay campus in Clearwater, FL. With 35 companies in attendance, it was NAA’s largest Career Fair to date!

An NAA student meets with Air Wisconsin
An NAA student meets with Air Wisconsin

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, General Atomics, Gulfstream, Cape Air and many more were onsite scouting students, conducting interviews and making offers.

Our next Career Fair will be at NAA’s New England campus on Thursday, March 15. Stay tuned for more details!

NAA Advisory Board Meeting

NAA’s Advisory Board assembled recently to obtain substantive feedback from leaders in the aviation maintenance community. A primary goal of our Advisory Board is to seek counsel to meet the critical needs of the aviation maintenance field and best prepare our students for the careers that await them post-graduation.

Board members are accomplished industry experts who offer innovative advice and dynamic perspectives. Their advice is considered, and often implemented, contributing to the continual evolution of the curriculum and training at NAA. Students benefit immeasurably from this process, as it is tied directly to market and industry demands.

The most recent meeting took place on January 18, 2018 at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus. Positive feedback was received regarding improvements made to NAA’s Advanced Aircraft Systems course, the overall curriculum and plans for the upcoming year.

Tampa Bay Student Council – January 2018

NAA—Tampa Bay’s Student Council held a meeting on Thursday, January 11, 2018. Students and staff collaborated on follow-up items and new business.

Student Council meeting on January 11, 2018
Student Council meeting on January 11, 2018

Follow-up items included:

  • A pop-up for the hangar is pending approval.
  • Obtaining nonprofit status for the Student Council food cart is in talks.
  • Installation of a flagpole on campus is being researched.
  • Student flashcard sets have gone through production and have been delivered!

New business included:

  • Updates are being made to ensure high quality performance in the student computer lab.
  • A Resource Fair will be held on 02/15/18 from 2 PM to 4 PM. Eleven organizations will be on campus to communicate potential resources for NAA students. Contact student services for more details!

The next Student Council meeting is tentatively scheduled for February 8, 2018.