suu-aerospace-uammiA collaboration between the Iron County School District, Southwest Technical College, Southern Utah University, and MSC Aerospace will provide a Stackable Credential Pathway for students to quickly move into the high-paying aerospace and manufacturing industry.

“The proposed Southwest Aerospace and Manufacturing Strategic Workforce Initiative will support students in high school and post-secondary training,” said President Scott Wyatt of SUU. “It will prepare them for technical jobs in southern Utah.”

During the 2018 Utah Legislative Session in Salt Lake City, the legislature granted the request for the Strategic Workforce Initiative funding presented by the Higher Education Appropriations Subcommittee. This request will extend the current Utah Aerospace Pathway program. This effort will provide the opportunity for stackable credentials with multiple entry and exit points to support multiple academic paths.

Students completing the Southwest Aerospace Manufacturing Strategic Workforce Initiative have the option to go into the workforce upon graduation from high school or to continue their education through STECH or SUU. This initiative will help students on their journey through higher education, giving them more options.  Read More…