COLUMBIA, S.C. — The Challenger Learning Center of Richland County School District One recently hosted the fifth annual Aerospace Career Day, attracting more than 300 students and representatives from 22 aviation-related businesses and organizations.
South Carolina is home to more than 466 aerospace companies, ranging from design firms and service providers to manufacturers and distributors.
Aerospace Career Day provides high school students an opportunity to meet with representatives from some of these companies to learn about career options in the aerospace industry. They can also meet with representatives 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.
Companies and organizations at the career day included:
- The Boeing Company
- College of Charleston (Department of Physics and Astronomy)
- Greenville Technical College
- Lockheed Martin
- Midlands Education and Business Alliance (MEBA)
- Midlands Technical College
- Pittsburgh Institute of Aeronautics
- Richland County Sheriff’s Department
- S.C. Aeronautics Commission
- S.C. Governor’s School for Science and Mathematics (GSSM)
- South Carolina Fire Academy (Aircraft Rescue and Fire Fighting)
- United States Air Force
- United States Army
- United States Marines
- United States Navy
- University of South Carolina–College of Engineering and Computing
- University of South Carolina–McNair Center
- University of South Carolina–Project Lead the Way
- U.S. AeroTech Institute
- West Star Aviation, Inc.