• The Aviation Pathway in Wichita Public Schools

    The mission of the Aviation Pathway is to expose students, parents and educators to employment opportunities in advanced aircraft manufacturing. The curriculum will support and empower schools as they prepare students for life. The Aviation Pathway began as a collaboration between Wichita Public Schools, WSU Tech and Textron Aviation and could ultimately benefit the entire state as all Kansas Department of Education accredited schools will have the opportunity to provide some or all of the curriculum to their students. 


    The Aviation Pathway offers multiple ways for students to explore aviation, including:

    • Aviation Production - Sheet Metal and Composites
    • Aviation Production - CATIA
    • Aviation Maintenance - Avionics
    • Aviation Maintenance - Engine Maintenance

    For more information on the individual strands and the classes included in each, please visit the CTE Pathways page


    Student at Southeast High School uses hydraulic machine as part of aviation pathway class    Student at Southeast High School demonstrates reading blueprints for aircraft

  • How did this pathway become reality?

  • Which schools in Wichita Public Schools offer Aviation Pathway?

  • How many students participate in the pathway?

  • What are the benefits to students?

  • What opportunities exist for students at other high schools?

  • How do industry partners remain involved?

  • Where can I find media coverage on the pathway?