Aerospace Education and Workforce

SJCD Aerospace Academy Summer Camps
 

Our Vision

A community enriched by a robust and diverse Aerospace and STEM-based workforce.

Our Mission

To provide innovative Aerospace/STEM education, workforce training, resources and opportunities through collaborative partnerships.

Aerospace Education and Workforce's Goals:

  1. Assist in meeting the STEM educational needs of our comunity
  2. Increase Aerospace & STEM career awareness
  3. Develop STEM programs for P-20 student success
  4. Bridge the gap between education and industry via relevant Aerospace workforce programs.

Student STEM Programs

Aerospace Education and Workforce provides STEM-based educational experiences for students enrolled in P-20 educational organizations. The primary objectives are to cultivate interest and engagement for participation and retention of historically underserved and underrepresented youth in STEM careers, thereby enhancing the pipeline of highly-skilled, technical workers, which are critical for the jobs of the future. Students are recruited locally, state-wide or nationally depending on the specific opportunity. Examples of student STEM programs include:

  • Summer camps (for rising 6-8th grade students)
  • After school experiential learning STEM activities (Rocketry, drones, robotics, computer programming, mechanics, and more) (for 4-5th graders & for 10th and 11 graders)
  • Scholarships for community college students 
  • Aerospace Internships & Industry Mentors for community college students
  • NASA-JSC NCAS Aerospace Scholars Program (high school and community college students)

Educator Professional Development and Parent Workshops

Because students' career decisions are shaped both inside and outside the formal classroom, Aerospace Education and Workforce sees both formal and informal educators as critical partners in filling the STEM pipeline. Programs have been developed for both teachers and parents to assist students of all ages. These free trainings provide cutting edge methods and technologies for teaching these STEM subjects and providing valuable field experiences. These workshops utilize technology, including online-learning and podcasts to assist educators across a wider geographical area.

Independent School Districts within the San Jacinto College district include: Deer Park, LaPorte, Pasadena, Galena Park, Channelview, and Sheldon. Early Colleges in partnership with San Jacinto College include: Pasadena Early College, Sheldon Early College, and Clear Horizons Early College.

Industry Training and Support

Since its creation, Aerospace Education and Workforce has developed close ties with the aerospace industry community in the Texas Gulf Coast region serving more than 5,500 employees from approximately 60 companies. Aerospace Education and Workforce, housed at the Houston Space Port at Ellington, is uniquely positioned to gauge the ever-changing needs of the aerospace industry and respond accordingly with customized programs. 

Aerospace Education and Workforce also collaborates with the Houston Airport System, Aerospace industry partners,  NASA, Bay Area Houston Economic Partnership, Greater Houston Partnership, and community partners in supporting and developing new workforce programs. 

For more information, call 281-998-6150 ext 1187 or email us at aerospace@sjcd.edu