Aerospace Workforce Programs
future of NASA and the U.S. aerospace industry depends on
their ability to attract, develop and retain a properly skilled
professional, scientific, engineering and production workforce.
The U.S. aerospace sector is also dependent upon the U.S.
educational system to develop high quality graduates in math
and science. The impending retirement of the aging NASA and
aerospace workforce, the fact that young people are not choosing
engineering and science as a career field, and a lack of qualified,
skilled workers will result in the inability of the U.S. to
support a competitive aerospace program in the next decade.
The CaSGC has the experience and infrastructure to directly
impact both NASA's and the Nation's aerospace workforce (Human
California Space Grant Consortium (CaSGC) with its associated
California Space Grant Foundation (CSGF, 501(C)(3) educational
non-profit) is extending its ongoing aerospace workforce development
program throughout California. Key thrusts of the CaSGC workforce
effort have focused on Student - Mentor projects and student
and faculty interchanges and cooperative agreements with NASA
Ongoing Aerospace Workforce Development Programs