National Aviation Academy (NAA) recently hosted a ceremony at the Central Park Performing Arts Center on February 16, 2022, for NAA – Tampa Bay graduates who completed the Aviation Maintenance Professional (AMP) and Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) programs. The new NAA alumni received their diplomas as well as cords and awards recognizing their academic accomplishments and student life involvement.

Although these graduates are moving on from NAA, their journeys in the aviation industry have only just begun!

Awards, Accolades, & Honors

Many graduates earned attendance awards, including perfect and outstanding attendance certificates. Graduating students were also awarded Top Team awards, Top Tech awards, and top students were recognized, including a valedictorian! Below are the recipients of each award:

– Valedictorian Candidates (recipient in bold): Abdielle Correa Olivo, Elizabeth Hinson, Sean Dodder, Jordan Hoffman
– Top Team: Mina Mikhaeil, Elizabeth Hinson, Jordan Hoffman, Casey Merritt
– Top AMT Tech: Sean Dodder
– Top AMP Tech: Matthew Starry

NAA Alumni Prepare for New Careers

With the aviation industry in recovery, employers are looking for skilled and enthusiastic Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanics to keep our skies safe. This graduating class contains mechanics moving on to employment at Bombardier, PSA Airlines, Airborne, and other esteemed companies!

We congratulate the new alumni as they start their new adventure in the aviation industry!



Start Your Own Career in Aviation Maintenance!

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