West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) 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 is expected to play a significant role in establishing the new program, which is projected to have a positive impact on the local community and create employment opportunities.
The program’s success is advocated for by Greg Wiles, PACRO Executive Director, PACRO Board Chair Eddie Jones, WKCTC President Anton Reece, and AMT Program Coordinator Bruce Glasco. They are all dedicated to ensuring the program meets its goals of creating employment opportunities and positively impacting the local community.
With projections indicating a growing demand for aviation mechanics and a strong aerospace industry in Kentucky, the new Aviation Maintenance Technology program is expected to contribute significantly to the economic growth of the region. The college plans to launch the program in August 2024 with support and funding provided by PACRO.