West Kentucky Community and Technical College has received 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 expected to have a positive impact on the local community and provide employment opportunities.
The new program is projected to meet the growing demand for aviation mechanics worldwide and contribute to the economic growth of the region. With Kentucky ranking second nationally in aerospace-related exports, there is a significant need for skilled professionals in this field. WKCTC President Anton Reece believes that the program will play a significant role in creating employment opportunities and positively impacting the local community.
Greg Wiles, PACRO Executive Director, PACRO Board Chair Eddie Jones, WKCTC President Anton Reece, and AMT Program Coordinator Bruce Glasco are all advocates for the program’s success. They are dedicated to ensuring its success and believe it will make a significant contribution to the region’s economy. The college plans to launch the Aviation Maintenance Technology program in August 2024 with support from PACRO.