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WKCTC Receives $50,000 Grant to Launch New Aviation Maintenance Technology Program in Kentucky


Feb 11, 2024
Aviation Technology Program at WKCTC gets $50,000 Grant

The Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization has awarded West Kentucky Community and Technical College a $50,000 grant to support the college’s goal of launching an Aviation Maintenance Technology program. This 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 Aviation Maintenance Technology program will be launched in August 2024, thanks to the support and funding provided by PACRO. With projections indicating a growing demand for aviation mechanics and a strong aerospace industry in Kentucky, the new program is expected to contribute to the economic growth of the region.

Greg Wiles, PACRO Executive Director, and PACRO Board Chair Eddie Jones, along with WKCTC President Anton Reece and AMT Program Coordinator Bruce Glasco are advocates of the program and are dedicated to its success. They believe that it will play a significant role in creating employment opportunities and impacting the local community in a positive way.

WKCTC President Anton Reece shares this belief and believes that the program will meet the growing demand for aviation mechanics worldwide over the next 20 years while also contributing to Kentucky’s ranking as second nationally in aerospace-related exports. The college plans to invest heavily in resources such as equipment, faculty, and curriculum development to ensure that students receive top-notch education.

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