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AIA Joins Aviation Groups urging workforce grant funding

AIA joined a letter from 40 aviation industry groups urging Transportation Secretary Elaine Chao and OMB Director Mick Mulvaney to request full funding from Congress for two new grant programs established under the FAA Reauthorization Act of 2018. The programs are designed to help offset critical manpower shortages among pilots and maintenance technicians in the […]

AIA welcomes Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan

The White House’s Federal STEM Education 5-Year Strategic Plan, released today, recognizes the importance of a diverse STEM workforce and underscores that we must work together to improve STEM education in the United States for all Americans. America is a beacon for innovation around the world – but with an older, retiring STEM workforce, we […]

National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Jean Wallace, Lockheed Martin

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the Aerospace & Defense (A&D) industry has increasingly worked to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In honor of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we spoke to some of our members about the impact of apprenticeships […]

National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

Every two years, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) and the American Institute of Aeronautics and Astronautics (AIAA) are pleased to bring together key stakeholders from industry, academia, government, and non-governmental organizations to discuss strategies for developing a highly-skilled and robust 21st-century workforce. During this Summit, participants will review progress on goals set during the 2016 […]

National Apprenticeship Week Q&A: Lisa Teague, Rolls-Royce

Following President Trump’s Executive Order on Expanding Apprenticeships in America, the A&D industry has made significant strides to promote effective work-based development programs as a more affordable pathway to highly-skilled, high-paying jobs. In celebration of National Apprenticeship Week (Nov. 12-Nov. 18), we reached out to some of our members to learn more about how apprenticeships […]

Inspiring the Next Generation of Explorers

For hundreds of years, people have dreamed of reaching worlds unknown. And now, brilliant scientists are innovating, and artists are envisioning, a way for humans to explore planets across the universe. Through their work, our journey to Mars is more than just a dream, it’s quickly becoming a reality. On Monday, November 5 we were […]

Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Poster Winner Adrianna

With dozens of incredible posters submitted through the Project Mars competition, we were inspired by the unique visions of our future on Mars. This week, we checked in with our First Place poster winner, Adrianna Allen of Michigan. Adrianna’s 3D model and digital print shows a strand of DNA as a ladder from Earth to […]

Stories of Inspiration: Project Mars Winners Divya, Subigya & Mayukh

Divya Mayukh Subigya Through the hundreds of submissions to the Project Mars competition, we witnessed incredible displays of creativity – but only a few students could win for their imagining of our Mission to Mars. Led by SciArt Exchange and NASA, Project Mars gave students across the country an opportunity to envision our future on […]

Project Mars Inspires Visions of the Future

For generations, film and art have inspired the development of future technologies and policies. From the 1980s Matthew Broderick classic War Games to the sci-fi future of Gattica, what might seem like fiction today often becomes reality in the decades ahead. Project Mars, a competition spearheaded by the SciArt Exchange and NASA, aims to stir […]

New Workplace Learning Standards to Help Attract and Retain Aerospace and Defense Talent

Arlington, Va. — Today, the Aerospace Industries Association (AIA) is announcing new Industry Recognized Apprenticeship Program (IRAP) standards, which set common criteria for work-based learning programs ranging from internships to leadership training. AIA is leading the way in creating portable, industry-recognized certifications with these standards, which were developed in response to the Administration’s Executive Order […]

Aerospace & Defense Lead the Way in Fortune’s Most Powerful Women

We already know that there are powerhouse women in the aerospace and defense industry because we work with them and represent them every day. If you weren’t sure of that before, Fortune’s Most Powerful Women list makes clear that their leadership is having an impact. In the 2018 edition of the list, 16 Aerospace Industries […]

Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling: Five Aviation/ Aerospace Stakeholders Launch Global Study on Women in Leadership

Arlington, Va. — Five stakeholder organizations in the aviation and aerospace industry will launch a global study – “Soaring Through the Glass Ceiling” – to identify and promote means by which the aviation and aerospace industry can more effectively recruit and advance women into leadership roles.  The study is scheduled for release in the second […]

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