National Aviation Academy (NAA) Partners with Draken International for Student Internships

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National Aviation Academy (NAA) has partnered with Draken International to develop a paid internship program for students currently attending their Tampa Bay campus. Students will have the opportunity to work on fighter jets while completing their training at NAA.

Students are able to complete internships while still attending courses at NAA.

Draken International is offering students a stellar opportunity to gain industry experience while finishing their education at NAA. It is invaluable.

National Aviation Academy (NAA) has recently partnered with Draken International to develop a paid internship program for students who currently attend the Tampa Bay campus. This comes in addition to other industry pipeline programs that have been established this year with Delta TechOps and Cape Air.

Internships take place at Draken International's Lakeland operational facility. Several students have been selected to participate, working on fighter jets while completing their training at NAA. They are repairing aircraft such as the Douglas A-4 Skyhawks and Aero Vodochody L-159E ALCA. In addition to pay, students receive individual mentorship, shift meals and hands-on, industry experience. This is an excellent opportunity for NAA students to increase their knowledge in an atmosphere that can lead to a permanent job offer – all prior to graduation.

David Mead, Executive Vice President of Operations and Education, states, "Draken International is offering students a stellar opportunity to gain industry experience while finishing their education at NAA. It is invaluable."

NAA incorporates the latest technology and industry resources to deliver high quality aviation maintenance training. Partnering with Draken International will strengthen NAA’s ability to achieve its mission of preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.

About NAA: Dedicated to building a quality aviation maintenance workforce, National Aviation Academy (NAA) offers training in Aviation Maintenance and Advanced Aircraft Systems. A worldwide reputation has been cultivated through the use of innovative curriculum, hands-on training and a forward-thinking sensibility. Companies that hire NAA graduates offer long-term and viable careers with great earning and growth potential. NAA trains individuals from across the globe at campuses located in Clearwater, FL and Concord, MA. For more information, call (800) 659-2080 or visit http://naa.edu.

About Draken International: Draken (http://drakenintl.com/) is positioned to be a leading defense asset with extensive capabilities in airborne adversary support, threat simulation, aerial refueling, research, testing, as well as other missions suited to their diverse fleet of aircraft. Draken’s fleet of aircraft has been expertly maintained and inspected prior to gaining their airworthiness certifications. Their maintenance technicians engage in FAA flight safety meetings and scheduled proficiency seminars, and have decades of experience and training to ensure safety is at the center of their decision-making matrix.

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