CHAPTER 9

Boeing

Business Career Foundation Program

Rick Gross

During a March 2014 congressional hearing on the aging of the aerospace workforce in the United States, a Boeing executive told lawmakers that in some areas of the company more than half of the skilled workforce would be eligible to retire within 5 years. This statistic illustrates why Boeing is committed to investing in education and skills development in our communities from birth through college, as well as within the company throughout the stages of an employee’s career. Developing a highly skilled future workforce pipeline, as well as leaders to take Boeing into its second century, is achieved through a combination of community partnership and professional development programs ...

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