West Kentucky Community and Technical College has been awarded a $50,000 grant from the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization to support the creation of an Aviation Maintenance Technology program. The grant will play a crucial role in establishing the new program, which is projected to have a positive impact on the local community and create employment opportunities.
With projections indicating a growing demand for aviation mechanics and a strong aerospace industry in Kentucky, the college’s decision to launch this program is expected to contribute significantly to the economic growth of the region. WKCTC President Anton Reece believes that the program will have a significant impact on creating employment opportunities and positively impacting the local community.
Greg Wiles, PACRO Executive Director, and PACRO Board Chair Eddie Jones are also advocates of the program and are dedicated to its success. They are joined by AMT Program Coordinator Bruce Glasco, who is working tirelessly to ensure that the program meets all necessary requirements and exceeds expectations.
The new Aviation Maintenance Technology program is set to launch in August 2024, thanks to the support and funding provided by PACRO. With this grant, WKCTC can continue its mission of providing quality education that prepares students for successful careers in their chosen fields while also contributing positively to their communities.