North Carolina Aviation and Aerospace workforce Summit

Carolinas Aviation Museum

October 11 2017


Event Summary

Calling All Stakeholders in STEM Education & Workforce Readiness!

The aerospace/aviation industry is growing, creating more high-tech, high-paying jobs. Both the aerospace industry and the infrastructure that supports it require STEM-savvy workers with a strong grounding in STEM disciplines. Is North Carolina ready to supply this workforce?

Please join us in a Call to Action to inspire and equip the workforce of today and tomorrow through greater collaboration and partnership. We look forward to working with representatives of the North Carolina “STEM ecosystem” including industry, academia (K-12/community colleges, universities), local and state government, and nonprofits to advance our common objectives for building a strong talent pipeline.

Agenda at a Glance

10:00–11:00 AM Registration and Networking – Tour the Museum / Education Station Demonstrations
11:00–11:10 AM Welcome – Tracy Montross, Board Chair, Carolinas Aviation Museum
11:10–11:30 AM Aerospace Industry Recruitment in North Carolina – Chris Chung, CEO, Economic Development Partnership of NC
11:30–12:00 PM Commercial Market Trends and Forecast – Pierre Chao, Founding Partner, Renaissance Strategic Advisors
12:00–12:30 PM Overview of National STEM Workforce Initiatives – Mr. Pete Larson, Senior Manager, Engineering Workforce, The Boeing Company; Chair, STEM Working Group, Aerospace Industries Association
12:30–1:50 PM Best Practices in Workforce Development Panel

  • Tina Hubert, Vice President Human Resources, ATI Specialty Materials
  • Michael Meguiar, Executive Manufacturing Operations, GE Aviation
  • Mike Waldron, Managing Director, Diversity and Inclusion, American Airlines
  • Karla Wallace, Executive Director, Engineering, UTC Aerospace Systems
  • Robert Filter, Director Career Technical Education, Union County Public Schools
  • Moderator: Robin Thurman, Director, Workforce Policy, Aerospace Industries Association

1:50 PM Closing and Call to Action