Workforce Development Program
MSSGC WFD components • Community College Faculty Fellowships at NASA Centers • Student Internships at Aerospace/aerospace-related companies • Companies located at SCC • Other in-state companies
Community College Fellowships • Announcement • Details of the Fellowship • NASA Centers participating • Evaluation • Results
NASA Centers • Stennis: 2003, 04, 05, 06 (Dewey Herring) • Kennedy: 2004, 05 (Mike Freeman) • Marshall: 2005, 06 (Mike Freeman)
Comments/Evaluations • Community College Faculty mentor of NASA Kennedy Space Center summed up the program: “The participant learned a lot to take home to his institution, technically, as well as about KSC and NASA as a whole and he made a contribution to the group where he worked. I sincerely hope that we will do this again; it benefits both MSSGC and KSC.” • “My summer at NASA was the highlight of my career in the electrical field…. I would like for my students to be prepared to work in the rocket propulsion industry.” • 4 Community Colleges have been represented: PRCC (5), MGCCC (2), MCC(2), HCC(1)
Student Internships • Stennis-based companies • Other in-state companies • Announcements • Details • Evaluation • Results/Longitudinal tracking
Participating Companies • NVision • Lockheed Martin • ATK • InTime • Radiance Technologies • PixSell • PSI: Planning Systems • Miltec Corporation • Digital Globe
Comments/Evaluations • “I believe that this program is an essential tool for students that would like to experience work place atmosphere and project analysis of real-world aerospace employment. My time at the JSU e-Center introduced me to common responsibilities of tasks in this field of work. • “My overall experience with Lockheed Martin was very beneficial. I gained experience in a professional environment and witnessed the daily tasks that soon become a high priority. In academic preparation, I see that the courses I take are used and help develop the engineering mind. This ranges from understanding engineering graphs to developing strong problem solving skills to find a solution to a unique problem. This intern program is a good start for future engineers like me who are interested in gaining useful engineering skills and the knowledge of a how they are applied.” • 38 interns/ total for summers 2003, 04, 05, 06: 30 continuing their educational goals; 7 employed in aerospace/aerospace-related companies; 1 engineering company.