The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization has awarded West Kentucky Community & Technical College a $50,000 grant to support the college’s goal of creating an Aviation Maintenance Technology program. This grant is a significant step in establishing the new program and will play a crucial role in its development.
WKCTC President Anton Reece is confident that the program will have a positive impact on the local community and create employment opportunities. With projections indicating a need for 739,000 new aviation mechanics worldwide over the next 20 years and Kentucky ranking second nationally in aerospace-related exports, the program will not only meet this demand but also contribute to the economic growth of the region.
The college plans to launch the Aviation Maintenance Technology program in August 2024. The program coordinator, Bruce Glasco, believes that the program will not only meet the growing demand for aviation mechanics but also boost the region’s workforce and economy. With the support of the PACRO grant, the college is poised to make a significant contribution to the aviation industry and the local community.
The PACRO Executive Director Greg Wiles and Board Chair Eddie Jones recognize the importance of this grant in supporting the college’s initiative and are optimistic about the positive impact it will have in the region.