LETTER FROM THE SENIOR EXECUTIVE VICE PRESIDENT
Recently, a National Aviation Academy (NAA) alumni named Adimil Martinez visited the Tampa Bay campus from Dubai—where he is currently employed working on VIP helicopters. He gave a first-hand account that coincides with what all industry trends suggest: incredible careers in aviation maintenance are available to certified technicians across the globe. Moreover, growing fleet size and an aging aviation maintenance workforce is opening up the job market in the United States like never before.
NAA welcomes the opportunity to meet the needs of the expanding industry. We aim to increase our census in 2017 to satisfy the growing demand for qualified technicians. Completion of NAA’s specialized curriculum and hands-on training gives our graduates an edge upon entering the aviation industry, where high-earning, in-demand careers await them.
Our year has started with our largest Career Fair to date. This, in addition to awarding more certifications of completion, perfect attendance and merit-based awards, is a testament to the caliber of our current student population and the immense opportunities that await prospective students.
Additionally, a variety of campus initiatives are underway to further improve the student experience. Academic and attendance policies were put into place in 2016 that will ensure the highest standards of professionalism and success at NAA. Our curriculum has been updated at both campuses so that classroom materials are clear, comprehensive and engaging. Enhanced student content has been made more precise and uniform between campuses. Exciting new equipment, such as fire protection and fuel system training boards, will arrive in the coming months to supplement hands-on training.
Constant improvement, and a desire to grow alongside the industry, separates NAA from other aviation maintenance training schools. We understand that aviation is not static, and we won’t be either. Our core Aviation Maintenance curriculum can take an individual with no mechanical experience and turn them into a certified Airframe and Powerplant (A&P) mechanic in just 14 months. Innovation in our Advanced Aircraft Systems program provides students with the training necessary to master the components of next-generation aircraft.
Welcome to NAA. We look forward to helping you achieve your goals each step of the way.
Senior Executive Vice President, Operations and Education
National Aviation Academy