In August 2024, West Kentucky Community and Technical College (WKCTC) will launch an Aviation Maintenance Technology program, thanks to the support and funding provided by the Paducah Area Community Reuse Organization (PACRO). The college received a $50,000 grant from PACRO to support the creation of the new program.
The program is expected 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 new program is expected to contribute significantly to the economic growth of the region.
Greg Wiles, PACRO Executive Director, and PACRO Board Chair Eddie Jones are advocates of the program and are dedicated to its success. They believe that the new Aviation Maintenance Technology program will play a significant role in creating employment opportunities and impacting the local community in a positive way.
WKCTC President Anton Reece shares their enthusiasm for the new program. He believes that it will meet a critical need in Kentucky’s growing aerospace industry and help create new job opportunities for students who want to pursue careers in aviation maintenance technology.