Celebrating at NAA’s August 2019 Graduation!

NAA graduations are the culmination of the hard work that students put in over the course of their training. To celebrate the distinct achievements of our students, NAA—Tampa Bay hosted a graduation ceremony for Classes 5/18 AMT and 1/19 AMP on August 20, 2019 at the Central Park Performing Arts Center in Largo, FL. Family and friends gathered to celebrate with those who successfully completed NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) and Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) programs.

This particular graduation also had extra cause for excitement… an engagement! Prior to walking across the stage in cap and gown, Johnny D. suited up to propose to his longtime girlfriend. It was our honor to have an NAA graduation chosen as the site for such a special occasion. Best wishes to the happy couple as they embark on the next exciting part of their lives together!

Couple Becomes Engaged at NAA Graduation

Student becomes engaged at NAA graduation

Awards + Achievements

During the ceremony, students who exhibited outstanding achievement were honored with specialized awards. Jeffrey R. was the August 2019 valedictorian. Leonard S. was named Top Technician-AMT. Jose H. earned Top Technician-AMP. Awards were also presented for AMP Perfect Attendance, AMP Outstanding Attendance, AMT Perfect Attendance, and AMT Outstanding Attendance. The Top Airframe Team award went to Team 1: Stephen A., Jermaine B., Jose B. L., Ryan B., Scott V. The Top Powerplant Team award was awarded to Team 3: Kaitlyn C., Sanchina C., Hector R. F., Jeffrey R., Shawn T., and Kyle W.

Students from these classes have already been hired byAirborne/Pemco, Boeing, Draken, Endeavor Air, GE, Gulfstream, JetBlueLockheed Martin, Piper, PSA, and SkyPartners. Graduation is only the beginning. We can’t wait to see what each of these newly-minted alumni will achieve in the aviation industry and beyond.

Share Your Success!

Free photo downloads are available to graduates to commemorate the event. Click here and use the password on your graduation program to access your photos. Share your photos and remember to tag us @naaedu or with #naaedu!

NAA makes a huge difference for anyone considering a career as an aircraft mechanic. It was a memorable experience to this day. It’s a great decision for anyone willing to work hard.

Joseph A.

(Alumni), Daytona, FL