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ADTEC is a proven, award-winning

workforce model that has been recognized by the Education Commission of the States, U.S. Department of Labor, Community College Futures Assembly, Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation, Workforce Strategy Center, Southern Business & Development, and Southern Growth Policies Board.

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ADTEC is a partnership of five

community colleges in eastern Arkansas using collective resources to support regional workforce training intiatives, including Advanced Manufacturing, Aviation Maintenance, Allied Health, Renewable Energy, and Transportation.

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ADTEC has generated a return

to the State of Arkansas of $4.18 for every state dollar invested in ADTEC.

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ADTEC has been successful in garnering

more than $63 million in external investments, mostly federal, to support regional workforce development initiatives.

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The Arkansas Delta Training and Education Consortium (ADTEC) was created in 2005 by five Arkansas community colleges in eastern Arkansas to use their collective resources to address current and future training needs of business and industry. The Consortium was first officially recognized with a $5.9 million U.S. Department of Labor grant to develop advanced manufacturing training capacity in the 12-county ADTEC region. Since that time, ADTEC has been successful in garnering more than $63 million in external investments, mostly federal, to support regional workforce development initiatives.

  • Provide a comprehensive regional approach to education and training

  • Share faculty, curriculum, equipment and best practices

  • Provide a broader range of services at a lower overall cost

  • Promote regional economic development.

ADTEC Colleges:
Arkansas Northeastern College, Blytheville
Arkansas State University-Newport
East Arkansas Community College, Forrest City
Mid-South Community College, West Memphis
Phillips Community College of the University of Arkansas, Helena     *stars represent locations of ADTEC colleges

Aviation Technology

The Aviation Maintenance Technology curriculum starts with general entry-level subjects such as aircraft familiarization, math, physics, and basic electricity as applicable to aircraft. Inspection techniques, drafting, welding and basic maintenance processes are included, also.
Airframe subjects include structures (both sheet metal and composite) and aircraft systems such as hydraulics, pneumatics, landing gear, flight controls, electrical and fuel. Powerplant subjects include the teardown, inspection, buildup, and testing of reciprocating and turbine engines and their sub-systems. Students will have the opportunity to test run the engine that they repair.
Your studies can lead to a gratifying career maintaining and repairing aircraft or to other careers, including analyzing work methods and best practices, designing support systems for maintenance personnel, monitoring safety, developing and delivering training, and more.
You will have the opportunity to complete training and test for your Airframe and Powerplant licenses in just 24 months. It’s a smart investment in your future.
Possible Aviation Maintenance Careers Paying $30,000 to $100,000+

• Aviation Maintenance Technician, Lead Technician
• Line Support Analyst
• Quality Assurance Specialist
• Production Control Manager
• FAA Liaison
• Engineering and Technical Planning Analyst
• Technical Instructor
• Maintenance Operations Control Center Specialist
• Powerplant Technical Advisor
• Operations Control Specialist
• Project Management Specialist
• Aviation Maintenance Management

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ADTEC has been named a Top 10 national finalist for the prestigious Bellwether Legacy Award, to be presented by the Community College Futures Assembly in January 2014.

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