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Growing Demands in Aviation Maintenance Spark Innovative Leadership at National Aviation Academy (NAA)


Holli Hudson and Michael Hargrave have risen in rank as key members of National Aviation Academy's (NAA) executive leadership team. NAA's focused, dynamic leadership structure fosters an innovative and engaging training environment to prepare the next generation of aircraft mechanics.

CLEARWATER, Fla. (PRWEB) August 22, 2018

A growing need for aviation maintenance technicians, and increasing technologies in the aviation industry overall, have demanded forward-thinking solutions from aviation maintenance training institutions like National Aviation Academy (NAA) in recent years. In an effort to bolster offerings to students, and the industry alike, NAA has developed a diverse and highly-adept leadership team, making changes that will steer their educational facilities in Clearwater, Fla. and Concord, Mass. into the future.

Holli Hudson, a member of NAA's Board of Directors and Executive Committee, has risen to senior executive vice president of communications and market development. Michael Hargrave has been promoted to executive vice president of financial aid and compliance. Proven track records in career training and education make them both uniquely qualified to leverage their experience and develop broad institutional initiatives to meet the goals of NAA and the demands of the industry.

According to Boeing's Pilot & Technician Outlook 2018-2037, careers in aviation maintenance currently outpace the number of qualified individuals trained to fill open positions. NAA's focused, dynamic leadership structure has been implemented to inspire and recruit the next generation of aviation personnel. Benefits for this next generation of niche technicians are immense. Earnings for aviation maintenance technicians continue to rise year over year, as evidenced by a current median salary of $61,020 according to Bureau of Labor Statistics ( data. Competitive wages, in addition to a vast portion of the aviation maintenance workforce approaching retirement age, have created an untapped source of opportunity for hands-on individuals.

Hudson is excited to continue serving NAA in greater capacity, stating "the value of helping our students achieve success as they train for viable careers in aviation maintenance cannot be understated. It is at the core of what we do."

In partnership with Hudson and Hargrave, NAA team members are committed to maintaining NAA's position at the forefront in technical education, providing world class aviation maintenance training for the airmen and airwomen of tomorrow.

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