Shortage of AMTs Worsens, NAA Responds
In March, National Aviation Academy (NAA) closed our doors to ensure the safety of our students, staff, and surrounding neighbors as Covid-19 began to impact us all. The suspension of operations at large affected every aspect of our lives on a global scale, with no industry impervious to the massive changes necessary to keep our communities safe.
As an institution, we took this time to assess our current processes, especially as they relate to safety, and redefine “business as usual.” Considering the needs of our student body and the industry, we decided to act – making positive changes that will last long into the future. These improvements are a direct response to the needs of the industry and our commitment to putting our students first.
Crystal McGuire, executive director of the Aviation Technician Education Council (ATEC), stated that the Covid-19 crisis exacerbated the shortage of new aviation maintenance technicians. Suspended operations have meant fewer new technicians entering the industry where they continue to be in high demand.
With all of this in mind, we seized the opportunity to evaluate and improve safety and public health procedures across the board, while also enhancing our aviation maintenance training facilities which are critical in training the next generation of technicians.
Campus and Hangar Updates
In addition to thorough cleaning, our campuses in Clearwater, FL, and Concord, MA, underwent extensive changes. New flooring and paint, updates to training tools and equipment, and extensive hangar renovations are some improvements made over the past months.
Check out some of the improvements at both campuses:
Safety In All We Do
As a leader in aviation maintenance education, it’s our responsibility to demonstrate safety in all that we do and provide a world-class training environment. We developed an action plan so that students could return safely to their educational pursuits. And not only that, we ensured that they returned to an even better atmosphere.
Through hands-on training, career-driven curriculum, and innovative technologies, we offer world-class aviation technician training – now and in the future. As we continue to evolve to meet the needs of our students and the aviation industry, our purpose becomes more evident: hands-on careers are essential, and quality training makes them possible.
Our commitment to improving the student experience doesn’t end here. We’re always innovating, ensuring that NAA is at the forefront of aviation maintenance training.