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The Aerospace and Defense Industry Workforce

The composition of the aerospace and defense industry's workforce is as diverse as it is large. With over one million workers employed in the aerospace and defense industry, it is important that we retain and support the skills needed to grow our industry. This infographic shows what the most sought after skills are for our industry, what the general demographics of our industry are and who we hire. 

Nation’s Largest Rocket Competition Invites All Aspiring Student Rocketeers

WASHINGTON, D.C. – Over the next six months, thousands of students will push educational boundaries and test gravity’s limits through designing, building and successfully launching model rockets. Registration to compete in the 2014 Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) is now officially open for middle and high school students across the country.

US team captures Gold in 2013 International Rocketry Challenge

Paris — Three students from the Georgetown, Texas, 4-H rocketry club took home gold medals after placing first in the sixth annual International Rocketry Challenge at Le Bourget Airport in Paris.

Texas students take first place in Team America Rocketry Challenge Finals

The Plains, Va. – Students from Georgetown 4-H of Georgetown, Texas launched themselves to a first place finish at the eleventh annual Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) finals Saturday afternoon, securing the title of national champions of the world’s largest student rocket contest.

Students from Rocket Contest Return for the Third White House Science Fair

Arlington, Va. – This morning, students participating in the Team America Rocketry Challenge (TARC) displayed their rockets for President Obama at the White House Science Fair for the third time since 2010.

World’s Largest Student Rocket Contest Shows Momentum in Growing Strong Workforce

Arlington, Va. – Hundreds of students from across the country will meet May 11 at Great Meadow in The Plains, VA to decide the winner of the world’s largest student rocket contest.

Deloitte: The Aerospace and Defense Industry in the U.S.

Mar. 01, 2012

This report was commissioned by AIA to assess the contribution and financial impact the U.S. aerospace and defense industry has had on the American economy, in terms of employment, cash taxes…

Human Capital Management

Dec. 22, 2011

This report provides a framework of Key Performance Indicators (KPI) for an organization to assess its ability to retain the critical knowledge that it needs, both internally…

TARC Students Rocketing to New Heights Through STEM Education

Author: Miles Lifson and Ashley Gudzak

After six months of rocketry design, simulated flights and test launches, hundreds of middle and high school students from across the country traveled to the nation’s capital in May for the championship round of the Team America Rocketry Challenge.

Workforce Panel Discussion at SMC Meeting

Author: Susan Lavrakas

Still less than a year old, AIA's Workforce Policy Council has proved to be an aggressive advocate for educating other association members on workforce and STEM-related issues.