Career Fairs Return!

National Aviation Academy (NAA) is excited to welcome back our in-person Career Fairs! Providing the opportunity for students and alumni to meet with employers is important to showcase the talents of future aviation maintenance professionals!

The first upcoming Career Fair will take place on July 15th, 2021, at our Clearwater campus!

What to Expect

We know time is valuable and want to help you maximize the experience. Check out some highlights of what we have in store.

  • Priority table placement for attendees. We’re limiting spaces to classrooms only.
  • Resume improvements for 5th, 6th, and AAS students with their Airframe and Powerplant certifications prior to the Career Fair.
  • Employer access to student markers to identify candidates and schedule one-on-one interviews.
  • Staggered scheduling for students to speak individually with employers. Those closer to graduation will have priority time to meet and introduce themselves as potential candidates!
  • The ability for employers to come to campus a day early, or stay a day late, to conduct interviews or schedule classroom presentations.
  • An easy-to-use form for employers to sign up to attend the Career Fairs!

Aviation Industry Recovery and the Value of Qualified Candidates

It’s no secret that aviation, like most industries, was hit hard by Covid-19. And while recovery for the industry continues to steadily improve, qualified aviation maintenance technicians are still needed due to a shortage that has not gone away.

NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training to exceed expectations from employers and adhere to safety requirements set forth by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA). With NAA’s 14 or 21-month accelerated training programs, students are able to learn from professional and experienced instructors to prepare for current and future career opportunities.

Career Fairs and The Shortage

The demand for aviation maintenance technicians remains! The significant shortage is now only exacerbated by veteran mechanics retiring early and companies slowing down their hiring. In fact, Boeing estimates that 739,000 new aviation maintenance technicians (AMTs) will be needed globally in the next 20 years. Bottom line: a significant number of new AMTs will be needed to service the world’s fleet in the upcoming decades.

With the continued demand for qualified professionals in the industry, future career fairs will be key to connect students and alumni directly with employers.

NAA’s next Career Fair will be held at NAA’s New England campus at 130 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord, Massachusetts. More details to follow, so stay tuned!