ALBERTVILLE, AL (WAFF) - Students in the Aviation Program at Snead State Community College now have a new facility at the Albertville Airport.
It's where they'll have a hands-on learning opportunity to get the job they want.
With the launch of this new facility for the Aviation College at Snead State, students are ready to soar to new heights.
"I'm excited to have this program here, because it's going to allow me to work. I mean, I'm excited to get a new job. I mean there are so many opportunities out there," said Stephen Barlow, an aviation program student.
Opportunity is the definition of the new Aviation College at Snead State.
Several dozen people were at the official launch of the programs facility at the Albertville Airport on Tuesday.
Program director Danny Owen says the Aviation Program for Airframe education started in 2009.
"We're now working towards getting the power plant program here at Albertville that will help the students become more of a rounded aircraft mechanic, as having an airframe and power plant certification, when they're tested and approved by the FAA," Owens said.
The new facility will allow for even further education for those interested in working as an aircraft mechanic.
"I'm excited for the power plant, because I plan to specialize in turbine engines later on in life. And they just always really fascinated me," said Clayton Wilson, another aviation program student.
Area high school students can also benefit from free classes through this program.
"I plan to finish airframe completely while I'm in high school and then as soon as I get out of high school. I'll start working. And go to school for power plant classes," said Dillon Blevins, a student at Boaz High School.
The program is giving students the power to reach for the sky and accomplish their goals.
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