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Overview

The Workforce Policy Council produces data, analytical tools and reports as needed to advocate effectively to retain a current critical workforce; and works in collaboration with other stakeholders at the federal, state and local levels to inspire, prepare and attract a competitive future workforce that is innovative, agile and diverse. This council focuses on Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) education; analytics; and learning and development issues and programs. This council collaborates with a variety of stakeholders (industry, academia, philanthropy, and government) to inspire, educate, train, improve access to and retain a qualified aerospace and defense workforce.

For more information, please contact Robin Thurman: robin.thurman@aia-aerospace.org

2017 Goals

  • Collaborate with stakeholders to inspire, educate, train, develop, improve access to and retain a diverse and qualified A&D workforce (TARC and STEM efforts)
  • Leveraging the AIA voice to advocate for a healthy regulatory and legislative environment to the benefit of the aerospace and defense workforce
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Millennial Testimonials

Workforce Feature: Aditya A. – BAE Systems

Name: Aditya A. College: Virginia Tech Field(s) of study: Computer Engineering Position at BAE Systems:…

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Workforce Feature: Alfonso Lopez – Raytheon

Name:  Alfonso Lopez College University of Texas at Dallas Field(s) of study: Computer Science, Cybersecurity,…

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Workforce Feature: Bethany Hostetler – Raytheon

Name:  Bethany Hostetler College: Indiana University Position at Raytheon:  Finance What do you find exciting…

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Workforce Feature: Grace C.

Position: Mechanical Engineer Employer: BAE Systems College: BS from University of New Hampshire, MS from…

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Workforce Feature: Hannah Morris - Spirit Aerospace

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Workforce Feature: Jeffrey W. – BAE Systems

Name: Jeffrey W. College: Northeastern University (undergraduate), Johns Hopkins (graduate) Field(s) of study: Computer Science,…

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Workforce Feature: Joanne (Aquilino) Downs - Harris

Name:  Joanne (Aquilino) Downs College:  Rochester Institute of Technology, BS Field(s) of study:  Electrical Engineering…

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Workforce Feature: Kristen D. – BAE Systems

College: Clarkson University Field(s) of study: Mechanical Engineering Position at BAE Systems: Mechanical Engineer Years…

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Workforce Feature: Ryan Shelley - Boeing

Name: Ryan Shelley College: Purdue University Field(s) of study: Aerospace Engineering Position at Boeing: Process…

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Workforce Feature: Vijay B. – BAE Systems

Name: Vijay B. College: University of Connecticut Field(s) of study: Computer Science and Engineering Position…

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Young A&D Professional: Ann Khidekel

Aerodynamics Engineer UTC Aerospace Systems, 6.5 Years B.S. Ohio State University, Aerospace & Mechanical Engineering…

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Young A&D Professional: Christy Roof

Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company B.S., University of Texas at Arlington, Aerospace Engineering M.S.,…

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Young A&D Professional: Emma Mitchell

Graduate Development Program Engineer Rolls-Royce, N.A., 1 Year B.S., University of Virginia, Aerospace Engineering What…

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Young A&D Professional: John Rugg

CCA Design Engineer Harris Corporation, 1 year BS, Florida Atlantic University, Electrical Engineering What do…

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Young A&D Professional: Joseph Warner

FPGA Design Engineer Harris Corporation, 2 years B.S., Ohio State University, Electrical and Computer Engineering…

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Young A&D Professional: Kayla Dunn

Systems Integration Project Engineer UTC Aerospace Systems B.S., Georgia Institute of Technology, Mechanical Engineering When…

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Young A&D Professional: Maria Cardinal

Mechanical Design Engineer Harris Corporation, 5 Years B.S. University of Florida, Mechanical Engineering and Aerospace…

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Young A&D Professional: Mark Goolsbay

Aeronautical Engineer Lockheed Martin Company B.S., University of North Texas, Mechanical and Energy Engineering When…

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Young A&D Professional: Rachel Elliott

Corporate Engineer Northrop Grumman, 2.5 years M.S. Virginia Tech, Physics B.S. Virginia Tech, Physics and…

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Young A&D Professional: Sarah McClain

Manufacturing Engineer LAI International B.S., University of Southern Maine “Before coming to LAI, I spent…

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Young A&D Professional: Sarah Olsem

Senior Systems Engineer Rockwell Collins, 8 years B.A., Wartburg College, Mathematics, M.S., Purdue University, Engineering…

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Young A&D Professional: Shyla Bingham

Flight Test Engineer, Systems Engineering & Development Rolls-Royce, N.A., 5 years B.S., Virginia Tech, Aerospace…

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Young A&D Professional: Tonia Dinh

Process Engineer The Boeing Company, 3 Years B. S. Weber State University M.S. Purdue University…

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Young A&D Professional: Troy Lambert

Systems Engineer Lockheed Martin Aeronautics Company B.S., Tennessee State University, Computer Science M.S., George Washington…

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Young A&D Professional: Vincenzo Miale

Electrical Engineer Rockwell Collins, 1 Year BS, Florida Institute of Technology, Electrical Engineering When did…

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Young A&D Professional: Yasmine Straka

Mechanical Engineer Raytheon B.S., University of Arizona, Mechanical Engineering When did you first decide to…

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Young A&D Professional: Justin Morinishi

Electrical Engineer Cubic Global Defense B.S., Electrical Engineering, University of Minnesota, Twin Cities M.S., Electrical…

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Upcoming Events

AIA Florida Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

November 15 - 16 2017

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Past Events

North Carolina Aviation and Aerospace workforce Summit

October 11 2017

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Oklahoma State STEM Summit

November 1 2016

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Minnesota STEM Call to Action Forum

October 6 - 7 2016

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National Aerospace & Defense Workforce Summit

September 7 - 9 2016

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Reports & Papers

Best In Class – FOD Prevention Guidance: NAS 412

A Holistic Approach to Risk Mitigation for the Aerospace and Defense Industry   [embeddoc url="http://www.aia-aerospace.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/Best-in-Class_vFINAL.pdf"…

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2017 Facts & Figures

06/15/2017

Today, America’s Aerospace and Defense (A&D) industry is a thriving sector that embodies the best of…

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AIA/UMD Product Support Integrator Workshop

The Aerospace Industries Association’s Product Support Committee has long advocated for expanding the use of performance-based…

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Awesome Aerospace Jobs

We’re casting for the next “Innovation Revolution!” What role do you want to play?

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AIA's Executive Report - Winter 2016

Read the Winter 2016 edition of AIA's Executive Report here. In this issue: Dennis Muilenburg…

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Workforce Working Groups

VOLUNTEER OPPORTUNITIES

To prepare for the future, we need the help now to ensure the next generation is up for the challenge. By volunteering time to help out these STEM programs, you make sure that the aerospace and defense industry continues to create the leaders and innovators it needs.

 

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