Former Ketchikan resident Cathy LeCompte has a new job. She’s been appointed as the director of AVTEC, a state-operated post-secondary vocational school in Seward.

The news was announced Thursday by the Alaska Department of Labor and Workforce Development Commissioner.

LeCompte most recently worked as associate dean of academic affairs for the University of Alaska Anchorage’s Community and Technical College. Before that, she was campus director at UAS Ketchikan.

LeCompte will be the first woman to serve as director of AVTEC, which was founded in 1969.

According to the announcement, AVTEC offers training in maritime, culinary arts, industrial trades, welding, and information technology, among other fields.