National Aviation Consortium (NAC)

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National Aviation Consortium

National Aviation Consortium (NAC) received a $14,914,452 Round Two grant award to provide specialized post-secondary education to trade-impacted and other dislocated workers, long-term unemployed, veterans, and incumbent workers for careers in aviation and manufacturing.

Defining Features of Project:

  • The grant allowed the partner colleges to expand employer partnerships.
  • The Retention Specialists (RS) have been key to students’ success in completing the program and gaining employment.
  • The NAC programs allowed NAC colleges the opportunity to strengthen student policies/guidelines to better prepare students for employment, thus meeting employer needs.
  • Consortium resources and structure were helpful to partner schools.

Project and Outcome Report
ProjectNational Aviation Consortium
InstitutionWichita Area Technical College
Outcome ReportNAC Final Evaluation Report
Industry SectorManufacturing
Grant Completed9/30/16
Grant Amount$14,914,452
State Profile ReportKansas State Profile Report
Participation Metrics
Participation3,019 participants
Completed program of study2,296 students
Participants earning credentials2,563 students
Employment*309 employed after completion

*= As of the time of the Final Evaluation Report
Source: Grantee’s Third-Party Evaluation