Pierpont receives funds to assist aviation upkeep know-how college students

BRIDGEPORT, W.Va (WDTV) – Pierpont Neighborhood and Technical Faculty has acquired $5,000 to assist their aviation upkeep know-how program.

The funds had been gifted by the household of Angelo Koukoulis to determine the Angelo Koukoulis Memorial Scholarship.

Koukoulis was a pioneer for aviation in West Virginia, college officers mentioned, and was finally inducted into the West Virginia Aviation Corridor of Fame in 2015.

The scholarship fund will assist college students in Pierpont’s aviation upkeep know-how program by overlaying the price of required Federal Aviation Administration certification testing.

Officers with this system mentioned they’re grateful for the Koukoulis household’s contribution to this system and to aviation in West Virginia and past.

“This assist actually helps to inspire our college students,” mentioned Brad Gilbert, director of Pierpont’s aviation upkeep know-how program. “Many are working full- and part-time jobs whereas finishing their research. Some are additionally supporting households. They should be diligent on the finish of their research to go the FAA certification exams, and beneficiant presents equivalent to these go a protracted option to assist that.”

College students in Pierpont’s two-year aviation upkeep know-how program have interaction in hands-on studying by means of classroom and store time, making ready them for careers as airframe upkeep mechanics, avionics technicians, and extra. One-year certificates are additionally accessible in airframe know-how and avionics. To study extra about this system, click on right here.

For extra info on the Angelo Koukoulis Memorial Scholarship, electronic mail khypes@pierpont.edu.

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