National Aviation Academy Career Fair Demonstrates Need for Aviation Maintenance Technicians

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Increased demand for skilled workers continues to drive the need for training programs at schools such as National Aviation Academy (NAA); thirty-five companies were recently onsite at a career fair vying for recruits to fill open positions. NAA continues to develop industry relationships, building paths towards high-earning and demand career opportunities for students and alumni.

NAA May Career Fair

Students and alumni meet with industry representatives at NAA's May Career Fair

It is our job to instill the necessary training, and qualities, that employers are looking for in the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians.

Increased demand for skilled workers continues to drive the need for training programs at schools such as National Aviation Academy (NAA). Quality training is essential to develop the skills and hands-on abilities required for careers in aviation maintenance.

To connect students and alumni with industry representatives, NAA hosted a Career Fair on May 10, 2018 at their Tampa Bay campus. Thirty-five companies were in attendance scouting students, conducting interviews and making offers. Industry leaders such as Boeing, Delta, Embraer, General Electric (GE), Gulfstream and Cape Air were onsite, where a total of fifty-seven interviews were conducted and fifty-one offers were made.

NAA focuses solely on aviation maintenance training to meet the specific needs in aviation and parallel industries. Aircraft mechanics are in high demand as the industry expands and technicians age out of the aviation workforce. Students are able to prepare for career opportunities by choosing from NAA’s 14 or 21-month accelerated programs.

David Mead, Senior Executive Vice President of Education and Operations, stated “it is our job to instill the necessary training, and qualities, that employers are looking for in the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians. It is also our duty to ensure that our graduates are equipped with the knowledge to be successful in careers that span all sectors of aviation.”

According to Boeing’s 2017 Pilot & Technician Outlook, 648,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed by 2036. Given the continued demands in the industry, upcoming careers fairs are expected to provide vast opportunity for students and alumni.

The next career fair will be held at NAA’s New England campus at 130 Baker Avenue Extension in Concord, MA on Thursday, July 12, 2018. It is over a month prior to the event and all company recruitment spaces have been filled. Students will have the opportunity to engage with companies such as Delta, Gulfstream and United Airlines.

ABOUT NAA'S TAMPA BAY CAMPUS:
The current career placement rate at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus is 96%. The median salary for an aircraft maintenance technician is $61,670 according to BLS.gov. Recent graduates from NAA have been hired by companies such as American Airlines, Boeing, Columbia Helicopters, Dyncorp, Endeavor, Envoy Airlines, Goodyear, Gulfstream, Honeywell, Panasonic Avionics, PSA Airlines, Textron and the United States Air Force, among others.

ABOUT NAA:
National Aviation Academy (NAA) has been training aviation maintenance professionals since 1932. Dedicated to building a quality aviation maintenance workforce, 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. Students gain industry knowledge and exceptional skills by engaging with faculty who have years of experience across all maintenance levels. 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.

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