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MCTC awarded $500k FAA Aviation Workforce Development Grant

Published on Mar 22, 2024

by Megan Smedley

Maysville Community & Technical College is proud to announce that the college has been awarded a $500,000 Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) Aviation Workforce Development Grant.

This grant will enable MCTC to tackle the shortage of skilled aviation maintenance technicians, not only regionally, but across the nation.

Because of the grant, MCTC will be able to introduce an extended FAA-certified curriculum as a part of the college’s Aviation Maintenance Technology (AMT) program, interactive career workshops for middle school students, and equity-based programming for high schoolers to promote inclusivity and diversity in career and technical education disciplines. 

The college will continue its collaboration with educational institutions, industry experts, EAA chapters, and local school districts to provide a holistic approach to aviation workforce development.

“This initiative not only empowers students to make informed educational and career choices but also cultivates a highly prepared aviation mechanic technician workforce, bolstering the aviation sector and driving economic growth in our region," said Shana Savard-Hogge, Director of Grants and Contracts at MCTC.

By addressing the critical need for skilled aviation maintenance technicians, MCTC will contribute to the development of a highly qualified workforce in the aviation industry. 

AMT classes take place at the Fleming-Mason Airport near Maysville, and the first cohort of students began coursework last fall.

Those interested in learning more about the program can visit MCTC Aviation Maintenance Technology.