On Nov. 7, the Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One in South Carolina hosted the fourth annual Aerospace Career Day.
Aerospace Career Day provides high school students an opportunity to meet with representatives from aerospace companies to learn about career options in the aerospace industry. They can also meet with representative from colleges, universities, and other educational institutions to find out how to get the training and education they need to qualify for the career they are interested in.
Approximately 350 high school students attended the career day, which featured representatives from:
- The Boeing Company
- Career and Technology Education of Richland One
- Career Performance
- CTS International
- College of Charleston (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
- Federal Aviation Administration
- Greenville Technical College
- Jim Hamilton — L.B. Owens Airport (CUB)
- Lockheed Martin
- Michelin Aircraft Tire Corp.
- Midlands Technical College
- Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
- S.C. Aeronautics Commission
- South Carolina Fire Academy (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting)
- S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM)
- Triumph Fabrications
- U.S. AeroTech Institute
- United States Air Force
- United States Navy
- University of South Carolina–College of Engineering and Computing
- University of South Carolina–Project Lead the Way
The Challenger Learning Center for Space Science Education is an aeronautics and space-themed educational program designed to provide interactive learning experiences, integrating science, technology, engineering, and math curricula with information and technology.
Next year’s career day is set for Nov. 6, 2015.