COA Partners with Currituck Co.
Last week, a press conference was held at the Currituck Airport Terminal Building to announce the cooperative partnership of Currituck County and College of The Albemarle to build the College of The Albemarle Currituck County Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center in Currituck County. Program presenters, Vance Aydlett, Jr., Chairman of the Currituck County Commissioners, Dr. W. Roger Lambertson, Chair of the COA Board of Trustees, S. Paul O’Neal, Currituck County Commissioner and COA Board of Trustees Member, Paul R. Martin, Currituck County Commissioner and COA Board of Trustees Member, Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, COA President, and Meghan S. Doyle, EdD, Superintendent of Currituck County Schools all spoke of similar themes of regionalism, partnership, collaboration, opportunity, the future of students, and putting the citizens of northeastern North Carolina to work.
Dr. W. Roger Lambertson stated, “The COA Board of Trustees applauds the leadership and the vision of the Currituck County Commissioners in this project. This is a win-win-win-win-win situation for the region, for Currituck County, for College of The Albemarle, for aviation, and most importantly for our students.”
Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer stated, “College of The Albemarle originated from a vision of regionalism 50 years ago serving the citizens of northeastern North Carolina - today, we still hold to the values that created our college and we continue to develop partnerships and collaborative relationships that envelopes regionalism in a whole new way. The College of The Albemarle Currituck County Regional Aviation and Technical Training Center is the beginning of a fourth site throughout our seven county service area and today we celebrate Currituck County and our partnership which continues to cultivate new opportunities for our citizens.”College of The Albemarle will house its Aviation Sheet Metal program currently offered through its Workforce Development and Continuing Education division at this new site. The college is also moving forward in putting into place its Aviation Systems Technology curriculum program of study which would also be housed at this new site. This new curriculum program of study will provide individuals with the knowledge and skills to qualify for an aircraft mechanic’s certificate with airframe and/or powerplant ratings. This curriculum will be approved by the Federal Aviation Administration (FAA) under 14 CFR Part 147, which governs aviation maintenance schools.
Pictured above from left to right: S. Paul O’Neal, Currituck County Commissioner and COA Board of Trustee member, Commander Dan Baravik, Division Chief for the Business Operations Division at ALC, and Dr. Kandi W. Deitemeyer, President of COA.
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