$1.4M going to Appalachia Aviation Maintenance program

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Eastern Kentucky University

RICHMOND, Ky. (AP) – Eastern Kentucky University says the Appalachian Regional Commission will invest $1.4 million in the school’s Appalachia Aviation Maintenance Technician Training project.

A statement from the university says the 18-month program is expected to begin training students next January. It will be partially taught in traditional classrooms across eastern Kentucky, including at Hazard Community & Technical College, Big Sandy Community and Technical College, EKU Manchester, EKU Corbin and EKU Richmond. Training courses for upper-levels students will take place at Wendell H. Ford Regional Airport, Big Sandy Regional Airport, London-Corbin Airport and the Central Kentucky Regional Airport.

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EKU Regent Nancy Collins says she’s excited about the program’s prospect of bringing new economic development opportunities to the region.

Eastern is working with the Federal Aviation Administration to build a curriculum for the course.

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