Missouri understands that an educated and trained workforce is essential to success. As a result, Missouri offers traditional and non-traditional training options for workers and companies that allows employers to recruit a workforce that is customized to fit their needs. A key Missouri example in the aerospace and defense industry is the customized pre-employment training developed by Boeing and St. Louis Community College.
And across the state, aerospace and defense training programs are developing the talent pipeline needed for today’s aerospace and defense industry at Missouri’s Knowledge Centers for Aerospace which include:
These Centers connect talent and industry together in a real-world environment that moves the industry forward. The Center for Aerospace Manufacturing Technologies (CAMT) at Missouri S&T, for example, is a national center of excellence for the development and transition of innovative advanced technologies for the aerospace manufacturing supply chain. Its industrial consortium includes The Boeing Company, GKN Aerospace, 3D-printing manufacturer Stratasys and other industry leaders.
In totality, 58 Missouri institutions offer aerospace and defense related degrees and certificates, 22 offer degrees in cybersecurity and 15 offer degrees in precision production. And when it comes to colleges offering degrees in engineering and engineering technology, there are 20 offering associates programs, 15 bachelors, 7 masters and 4 PhD.
Additionally the CyberUp! works extensively across Missouri to assist with workforce development.