Saturday, September 15, 2012

West Memphis, Arkansas: Community college awarded $1.5 million grant

WEST MEMPHIS, Ark. (AP) - Mid-South Community College at West Memphis has been awarded a $1.5 million grant to help pay for construction of a building for its aviation maintenance technology program.

Sen. Mark Pryor and Rep. Rick Crawford say the grant will help provide students with training for careers in the aviation industry.

The grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce-Economic Development Administration will help pay for construction of a 22,000-square-foot building on land adjacent to the West Memphis airport. The project includes an aircraft hangar, classrooms, laboratories, and support areas for the aviation maintenance program.

The aviation maintenance program was approved for the college by the Federal Aviation Administration in January 2011 and currently has 45 students.


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