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National Aviation Academy (NAA) has been training aviation professionals since 1932 and offers programs in aviation maintenance and advanced aircraft systems. NAA is dedicated to its mission of preparing students for employment in the aviation industry.
The New England campus is located in historic Concord, Mass. NAA—New England is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC), and has a partnership with Middlesex Community College so that students can pursue educational advancement opportunities. The New England campus is comprised of two facilities that provide space for labs, shops, classrooms and administrative offices. The hangar is located on the flight line at Minute Man Air Field and houses the shop/lab areas for the Aviation Maintenance Technology curriculum. The Baker Avenue facility contains modern classrooms, labs and offices.
The Tampa Bay campus has two facilities located in Clearwater, Fla. NAA—Tampa Bay is accredited by the Commission of the Council on Occupational Education (COE), and offers advanced degree opportunities through a partnership with Polk State College. The main campus houses administrative offices and classrooms for aviation maintenance and advanced aircraft systems courses. An additional hangar is located at the St. Petersburg/Clearwater International Airport (PIE) for the shop/lab portion of the Aviation Maintenance Technology and Aviation Maintenance Professional programs. PIE is also home to the United States Coast Guard Air Station Clearwater, the largest and busiest air station in the U.S.
Located in south east Iowa, Indian Hills Community College is a Federal Aviation Administration-approved Aviation Maintenance training facility. This 21-month program trains students to become certified Airframe and Powerplant Maintenance Technicians and offers an Associate degree program.
These trades’ tournaments, developed by ATG, are an amazing opportunity for raising awareness and planting seeds in potential technicians in their early years. The ASTs will create excitement, raise awareness & attract students to the aircraft college and trade schools, and renew interest in researching aero trades as a rewarding career. The industry is growing rapidly – the future is bright, however there is an issue of serious concern – the Skills Gap Crisis. Younger individuals are not being attracted to the trades in sufficient numbers to replace those techs retiring from the industry. Through open invitations to everyone including grade schools and other potential students to attend and observe the contests, these tournaments will be a catalyst to stimulate that much needed interest and lead to increased student enrollment. Our long-term strategy is to create a synergy and network across the world-wide industry through the AST program, creating other opportunities, efficiencies and reliabilities for everyone.
The tournament, for technicians, apprentices and journeypersons, will offer them an opportunity to demonstrate their skills individually and to compete against one another fabricating aircraft parts in a competition format. The event will bring together MROs, trades people, museums and other interested individuals along with representatives from colleges, trades schools as well as interested and invited public and students. Entrants will be competing on a level playing field with their own tools where the successful winner for each location will be awarded a trip for two to Las Vegas for the finals. There they will compete head-to-head with the winners from the eight different regions for a cash purse of $15,000.
If you’re looking for an education that prepares you for the real world, Greenville Technical College has what you need to succeed. There are more than 100 programs that can get you into the job market in two years or less or onto a four-year college, ready to excel.
Northern Michigan University, located in Marquette, Michigan, is a dynamic four-year, public, comprehensive university that has grown its reputation based on its award-winning leadership programs, cutting-edge technology initiatives and nationally recognized academic programs. Northern has a population of about 9,000 undergraduate and graduate students.