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NAA-Tampa Bay Aviation Maintenance Career Fair Highlights Demand

Did you know that over 754,000 new maintenance technicians will be needed to meet the demand in aviation by 2037? Boeing’s 2018 Pilot and Technician Outlook has indicated that the demand for skilled technicians outpaces the rate at which positions can currently be filled. NAA’s Aviation Maintenance Career Fairs are designed to put qualified students and alumni in front of employers who are actively looking to recruit personnel. NAA’s most recent Career Fair took place on Thursday, January 17, 2019 at the Tampa Bay campus in Clearwater, FL. Industry leaders were onsite scouting students, conducting interviews and making offers.

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. Forty companies were in attendance including Boeing, Delta TechOps, Endeavor Air, General Electric (GE) Aviation, SpaceX and many more.

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A Boeing representative speaks with students on campus

Follow-up interviews are continuing to be conducted by several companies. For example, students are being flown to California for late-stage interviews with General Atomics. Offers of employment have been extended to students by Air Wisconsin, Boeing, Embraer, Endeavor Air, Lockheed Martin, Piper, PSA Airlines, with more in the pipeline.

It is our pleasure to invite industry partners to campus to partner in meeting the demands in aviation. It is also our mission to keep current with maintenance trends and the skills that our students must be equipped with once they enter the field. Engaging directly with employers is key to this shared goal. Our next Career Fair will be at NAA’s New England campus on Thursday, March 21, 2019. Stay tuned for more details!

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