KHIT 157: KYTC Department of Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Program Optimization

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Abstract KHIT 157, KYTC Department of Aviation Aircraft Maintenance Technician (AMT) Program Optimization The Kentucky Department of Aviation (KDA) seeks to quantify the need for new airframe maintenance technician (AMT) education programs in Kentucky. Boeing forecasts a need for 134,000 new technicians in North America (610,000 globally) through 2041. AMT training primarily occurs at a 2-year structured program (community college) with designated FAA-certified facilities. Kentucky currently offers two AMT certified schools, sec in Somerset and JCTC in Louisville. These schools offer an Airframe and Power Plant Maintenance Technician (A&P) diploma and associate degree in aviation maintenance technology. The waitlist for these programs is approximately a year to two years (respectively). Marshall University in Huntington, West Virginia also has an AMT program and is developing a program to offer A&P general curriculum credits to local high school students, including those in Kentucky, that go towards the A&P certificate and associate degree in aviation. There are currently several initiatives across Kentucky to start A&P schools, three community colleges (Maysville, Western, and Madisonville) and two outside the community college system (Bardstown and Danville). The KDA is committed to supporting AMT schools and would like the Kentucky Transportation Center (KTC) to assess a) how many programs are required to meet forecasted industry demands in the region and b) the likely matriculation rate at new A&P programs. The KTC will use data on historical and projected enrollment, employment and occupational trends, and external factors to model and optimize the state''s AMT program offerings. OBJECTIVES • Document the need for new AMT programs in Kentucky given forecasted industry demand. • Develop tools to predict and optimize enrollment at proposed regional AMT programs. • Develop strategies and recommendations for a coordinated plan to meet the needs of future AMT academic programs.
Effective start/end date4/1/2312/31/23


  • KY Transportation Cabinet: $92,128.00


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