Then: A high school student who had lost his hearing as a young boy with a passion for aircraft mechanics. Metro Tech’s Airframe and Power Plant course helped Kirt
- Learn by providing an interpreter who also understood the language of aviation and teachers who adjusted teaching styles to accommodate him.
- Achieve the A&P certification.
- Receive an internship at Tinker Air Force Base for hands-on learning.
Now: Kirt, the 151st deaf employee hired by Tinker Air Force Base, is now a full-time employee with plans to continue his education and work for NASA or the Boeing Company.