What is the National Center for Aviation Training (NCAT)? The National Center for Aviation Training is designed to be a world-class training facility to meet changing business and workforce needs. The Center will provide customized training to provide skills that employers need in the aviation industry.
Students will have training in a real-world environment for general aviation manufacturing, and aircraft and power plant mechanics. There will be three buildings: the Aviation Tech Center, the Manufacturing Service Center and the Gateway Building (Assessment and Administration). Why do we need it?
Aviation is important to Kansas. The aviation industry employs 40,000 people, and another 142,350 jobs are supported by aviation directly and indirectly. For our businesses to compete and remain in Kansas, they need a skilled workforce.
27% of the aviation manufacturing workforce is eligible for retirement in 2008 (and 40% over the next five years). There is a critical demand for workers to meet current business needs 4 over 1,000 workers are needed this year, with an additional 1,000 expected each year for the next 10 years. And, other locations are trying to lure our Kansas aviation business, and these high-paying jobs, away from Kansas.
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will be learning in a real-time, real-world environment that prepares them for work. The educational programs must be certified by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA), which requires that classes be taught to Federal Aviation Regulations (FARs) 4 this includes locating training by airports or near air runways and landing strips.<br><br> What training will be available? The Center will house different components of aviation and manufacturing training. Some of the programs available include: " Aerostructures Technician " Manufacturing Certificate " Avionics " Composites Manufacturing " Interiors Installation " Non-Destructive Testing " Robotics and more...<br><br> There will be capacity for 500 students in Aviation and 800 students in Manufacturing programs (including day and evening courses). January 2009 For more information about the National Center for Aviation Training: Call the Sedgwick County Manager 9s Office at 660-9393 or visit the Sedgwick County Web site at www.sedgwickcounty.org. National Center for Aviation Training National Center for Aviation Training Funding the National Center for Aviation Training: Sedgwick County $ 43.8 million HUD $ 495,000 EDA $ 2 million SBA $ 1 million State - Workforce Solutions $ 2 million Total $ 49,290,000 What is the timeline for completion?<br><br> Construction Period (Gateway) : March 2008 to June 2009 Construction Bids (Training Bldgs): September to October 2008 Construction Period (Training Bldgs): November 2008 to August 2010 Center opens August 2010 for classes Who provides the training? To meet the mission of cworld-class training facility, d the programs will be flexible and customized to meet business needs. The Wichita Area Technical College, under the direction of the Sedgwick County Technical Education & Training Authority, will coordinate the training programs and instruction.<br><br> In addition, Wichita State University 9s National Institute of Aviation Research will have a significant presence at NCAT, blending research and training on cutting edge technology to meet industry needs. National Center for Aviation Training National Center for Aviation Training cont 9d