Presentation on theme: "2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 2 Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program Education Work Force Development…is your Community Partnering and."— Presentation transcript:
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 2 Air Force Materiel Command Community Liaison Program Education Work Force Development…is your Community Partnering and Prepared? Jim Leftwich
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 3 Air Force Materiel Command Headquartered at Wright-Patterson the command conducts: Research & development Test & evaluation Acquisition management services and logistics support necessary to keep Air Force weapon systems ready for war
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 4 Community Liaison Program 40 community leaders representing each of 10 communities where AFMC has installations or a major organization Meets twice annually to: Hear updates on important AFMC and Air Force issues Share information with the AFMC commander Brainstorm ideas of mutual benefit across the command
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 5 Community Liaison Program The five CLP subgroups that reflect AFMC’s and AF’s 5 priorities are: Acquisition reform and community support Telling the AFMC story Recapitalization Energy use and conservation Education and workforce development
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 6 Workforce At Wright-Patterson: 30% of the current workforce hold STEM related positions Projected STEM job growth over the next five years is 180 jobs per year Average civilian attrition is 700-1,000 every year 60% of the workforce is retirement eligible Translation: 7,800 people are currently eligible to retire
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 7 Current AFMC Workforce Birth Year
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 8 The Challenge Support the AF in attracting and retaining top talent with STEM background AF can’t do it alone Must start early to prepare a pool of talent to draw from Connect AF leaders to community programs designed to meet the challenge
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 9 Inspiring the next Generation Sparking interest in STEM education at Arnold AFB Janice Bowling
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 10 Inspiring the Next Generation “I encourage you to seek, find, and exploit opportunities to make today’s students tomorrow’s ‘Legends of AEDC.’” Minds in Motion Spark Read across America In the schools… …or at AEDC
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 11 Evening at Arnold Targeting math and science educators from local counties Enjoyed a twilight tour of AEDC and dinner in test facility Giving back & strengthening bond with local educators Two events in 2010 inspiring 81 educators Motivating teachers to inspire their students
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 12 SPARK Elementary level (3rd-5th) Short tour of supersonic wind tunnel Fun, hands-on scientific demos about basics of flight Aimed at generating interest in math and science at early age Eight tours in 2010 inspiring 349 students and teachers. Aspiring to spark minds into motion
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 13 Minds in Motion All 8th grade students in Franklin and Coffee counties Promotes STEM-based educational paths and careers Aimed at developing future technical work force (public or private sectors) Eight tours in 2010 inspiring 1,126 students and teachers Aspiring to keep minds in motion
2011 ADC WINTER FORUM | PAGE 14 Inspiring the next generation 15 additional education-centered tours, 488 students -- high school classes, ROTC and Engineer for a Day Focus is on five surrounding counties, but help anyone who asks Local civic and professional organizations lend labor and funds when available. 2010 Impact: 1,707 students, 193 teachers Supported by 81 scientists/ engineers and 207 volunteers Program funded by center FY 07-10 Center received funds from DoD’s National Defense Education Program in late FY10. Funds pending for FY11, and FY12 funding uncertain. AEDC prime contactor, ATA has been carrying lion’s share of work load until AF can hire NDEP manager.
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