Aviation Technology/ Etowah County School
(12-6-12) Students in Etowah County Schools will soon be able to learn aviation technology. The Etowah County Board of Education has approved an agreement with Enterprise State Community College to begin a new dual-enrollment program with the college’s Alabama Aviation Center in Albertville. An added bonus of the program is that tuition costs for students who wish to enroll in the program will be covered by Alabama’s Workforce Development Program. Students who participate in the Aviation Center’s airframe technology program will take nine courses which focus on aircraft structure and systems. The program will be available to students in the 10th, 11th and 12th grades who could – theoretically – finish the program by the time they graduate high school and be ready to move directly into a good-paying job in aviation. Research shows that aircraft technology jobs are going to be high-paying positions and in high-demand over the next 25 years. Representatives from the Alabama Aviation Center will be visiting with students and parents over the next few weeks to pass along information and answer any questions they may have. The first round of classes is set to begin on January 7th.