National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

Washington D.C.

September 7 - 9 2016

Event Summary

AIA and AIAA partnered to host a 2016 national workforce summit to address ongoing concerns of the aerospace and defense (A&D) industry regarding the adequacy of U.S. science and engineering education and workforce development. With a new Administration taking office in January 2017, an assessment was done on the current state of the A&D STEM workforce to determine a path forward to sustain and advance this critical national asset and long-term priority.

The summit brought together leaders from industry, government, and education, along with Presidential campaign advisors and Congressional staff, to discuss challenges and plans for the future of STEM education and workforce development.  For further information and a summary of the Summit, please refer to the Proceedings Report & Recommendations below.

Proceedings Report & Recommendations

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