AIAA and AIA Host National A&D Workforce Summit Written 22 September 2016
by Steve Sidorek, AIAA Public Policy manager
AIAA teamed with the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) to organize and host the 2016 National A&D Workforce Summit: Collaborating to Inspire and Build the Aerospace Workforce of Tomorrow. The two-day forum, which took place 7–8 September, in Washington, DC, convened nearly 150 leaders from academia, government, industry, and non-government organizations. The summit produced many ideas and recommendations that will inform our work going forward.
AIAA and AIA will publish a proceedings report of the summit, for release in January 2017, which will both shape our own strategies on STEM education and workforce development and include recommendations to the new Administration and 115th Congress.
The event was sponsored by 180 Skills LLC, The Boeing Company, Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology, Lockheed Martin Corporation, and Rolls-Royce.
For more information about AIAA Public Policy programs, contact Steve Sidorek.