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AIA Position StatementLook Toward the Future

Addressing the 21st century workforce needs of the aerospace and defense industry is vital to our missions, our customers, and our national and economic security. AIA has and will continue to advocate for meaningful investment and development of efforts to recruit, retain and reskill American workers to support the aerospace and defense industry. Topical investments include in STEM education, reskilling current industry employees for new technologies, enhancing our country’s training efforts to expand talent pools, and increasing diversity and expanding equity and inclusion efforts within the A&D workforce.

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In order to help realize this goal, there are many avenues to continue to support this broad-based coalition. Steps must be taken today to connect with students in the K-12 pipeline about future careers in aerospace in defense, while also prioritizing the skilled technical education and reskilling of current employees. In partnership with private enterprise, state and local agencies, and educational partners, the A&D industry will play a critical role in aligning curriculum and capacity for workforce development programs across the nation.

AIA’s Role

AIA directly engaged with government agencies, Congress, colleges and universities, and community partners to expand availability and access to workforce development programs and funding opportunities.

Your Leadership ConnectionTalent & Workforce Team

AIA’s workforce leadership team is well-positioned to address members’ issues and advocacy needs.

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