Demand for Aviation Maintenance Technicians Evident at National Aviation Academy (NAA) Career Fair

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National Aviation Academy offers training programs that connect students with industry-leading employers. Forty-two hiring companies were recently onsite at a career fair to fill positions with qualified candidates. NAA continues to establish strong industry bonds to support the needs of employers and create desirable career opportunities for students and alumni alike.

Aviation maintenance recruiters interact with students and alumni at National Aviation Academy's September Career Fair.

Aviation maintenance recruiters interact with students and alumni at National Aviation Academy's September Career Fair.

It is our mission to provide world-class aviation maintenance training to prepare the highest-quality technicians for tomorrow.

Significant interest was ignited at National Aviation Academy’s (NAA) recent career fair. Employers expressed the immediate need to fill open positions with qualified aviation maintenance technicians as industry demands continue to rise.

To connect students and alumni with career opportunities, NAA’s career fair took place on September 26, 2019, at their Tampa Bay campus. Forty-two companies were in attendance to meet candidates, conduct interviews, and make employment offers. Industry leaders such as Boeing, Endeavor, General Electric (GE), Gulfstream, and Lockheed Martin were onsite, seeking qualified and excited candidates.

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). Aircraft mechanics are in high demand as technicians retire and fleet sizes increase. 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.

Holli Hudson, Senior Executive Vice President, NAA, stated, “we are thrilled to connect students with employers who are seeking the next generation of aviation maintenance technicians. It is our mission to provide world-class aviation maintenance training to prepare the highest-quality technicians for tomorrow.”

According to Boeing’s 2019 Pilot & Technician Outlook, 769,000 new aviation maintenance technicians will be needed globally by 2038. 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, Mass. on Thursday, November 7, 2019. United Airlines, Pratt and Whitney, and Panasonic are just a few of the industry leaders who will be in attendance. NAA-Tampa Bay will host their next career fair on Thursday, January 23, 2020.

ABOUT NAA'S TAMPA BAY CAMPUS:
The current career placement rate at NAA’s Tampa Bay campus is 96% as reported to/by the Council on Occupational Education. The median salary for an aircraft maintenance technician is $62,920 according to BLS.gov. Recent graduates from NAA have been hired by companies such as American Airlines, Boeing, Columbia Helicopters, Endeavor, Embraer, Gulfstream, Honeywell, Kittyhawk, Lockheed Martin, Panasonic Avionics, PSA Airlines, Textron and the United States Air Force, among others.

ABOUT NAA:
National Aviation Academy (NAA) has provided world-class aviation maintenance training 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 sectors. 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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