Star Search: South Carolina's aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep … – Charleston Post Courier

Although Washington state’s aerospace industry has a nearly century-long headstart, South Carolina — and the South in general — is quickly making up ground when it comes to attracting highly skilled college graduates for careers at Boeing Co. and its suppliers.

U.S. countdown
Age distribution of aerospace jobs
Under 35: 21%
36-45: 18.4%
46-55: 2.5%
56-60: 17.1%
61-65: 8.1%
66+: 2.9%
Pay comparisons
Midpoint salary in 2015 for critical-skill jobs in high-tech industries and the percentage increase over 2014.
Systems engineering $72,905 8.9%
Electrical $72,119 9.5%
Software $71,655 8.8%
Aerospace engineer $71,301 9.1%
Program/project
management $66,390 6 .9%

“The majority of hiring continues to be on the upper West Coast,” aerospace researcher Carole Hedden said during a podcast this month. Boeing Co., which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, leads the nation in aerospace hiring with more than 165,000 employees, including more than 7,500 in this area, primarily at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.
“What we saw beginning last year, and particularly this year, is significant growth in the jobs in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” Hedden said. “We’ve seen a number of new facilities built in those areas recently. Things are really looking up in the Southeast and overall the job picture is looking really strong.”

Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia.
Boeing’s South Carolina facilities, for example, plan to hire another 2,000 workers by 2021.
This is the second year for the expo, described by state Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt as a chance for those in the aerospace sector to get to know each other, for the state to learn more about the industry’s needs and “to bring a lot of smart people together.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to do our homework with everybody in one place,” Hitt said of the event, which drew more than 400 people last year. “This sector is growing at over 11 percent per year in terms of employment growth, and that means we need to anticipate in a knowledgeable way what their needs are going to be.”
One of those needs is developing a curriculum that starts in elementary school and continues through college to convince students that aerospace careers are every bit as exciting — and financially rewarding — as competing jobs …Read More

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Star Search: South Carolina's aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep … – Charleston Post Courier

Although Washington state’s aerospace industry has a nearly century-long headstart, South Carolina — and the South in general — is quickly making up ground when it comes to attracting highly skilled college graduates for careers at Boeing Co. and its suppliers.

U.S. countdown
Age distribution of aerospace jobs
Under 35: 21%
36-45: 18.4%
46-55: 2.5%
56-60: 17.1%
61-65: 8.1%
66+: 2.9%
Pay comparisons
Midpoint salary in 2015 for critical-skill jobs in high-tech industries and the percentage increase over 2014.
Systems engineering $72,905 8.9%
Electrical $72,119 9.5%
Software $71,655 8.8%
Aerospace engineer $71,301 9.1%
Program/project
management $66,390 6 .9%

“The majority of hiring continues to be on the upper West Coast,” aerospace researcher Carole Hedden said during a podcast this month. Boeing Co., which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, leads the nation in aerospace hiring with more than 165,000 employees, including more than 7,500 in this area, primarily at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.
“What we saw beginning last year, and particularly this year, is significant growth in the jobs in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” Hedden said. “We’ve seen a number of new facilities built in those areas recently. Things are really looking up in the Southeast and overall the job picture is looking really strong.”

Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia.
Boeing’s South Carolina facilities, for example, plan to hire another 2,000 workers by 2021.
This is the second year for the expo, described by state Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt as a chance for those in the aerospace sector to get to know each other, for the state to learn more about the industry’s needs and “to bring a lot of smart people together.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to do our homework with everybody in one place,” Hitt said of the event, which drew more than 400 people last year. “This sector is growing at over 11 percent per year in terms of employment growth, and that means we need to anticipate in a knowledgeable way what their needs are going to be.”
One of those needs is developing a curriculum that starts in elementary school and continues through college to convince students that aerospace careers are every bit as exciting — and financially rewarding — as competing jobs …Read More

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Star Search: South Carolina's aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep … – Charleston Post Courier

Although Washington state’s aerospace industry has a nearly century-long headstart, South Carolina — and the South in general — is quickly making up ground when it comes to attracting highly skilled college graduates for careers at Boeing Co. and its suppliers.

U.S. countdown
Age distribution of aerospace jobs
Under 35: 21%
36-45: 18.4%
46-55: 2.5%
56-60: 17.1%
61-65: 8.1%
66+: 2.9%
Pay comparisons
Midpoint salary in 2015 for critical-skill jobs in high-tech industries and the percentage increase over 2014.
Systems engineering $72,905 8.9%
Electrical $72,119 9.5%
Software $71,655 8.8%
Aerospace engineer $71,301 9.1%
Program/project
management $66,390 6 .9%

“The majority of hiring continues to be on the upper West Coast,” aerospace researcher Carole Hedden said during a podcast this month. Boeing Co., which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, leads the nation in aerospace hiring with more than 165,000 employees, including more than 7,500 in this area, primarily at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.
“What we saw beginning last year, and particularly this year, is significant growth in the jobs in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” Hedden said. “We’ve seen a number of new facilities built in those areas recently. Things are really looking up in the Southeast and overall the job picture is looking really strong.”

Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia.
Boeing’s South Carolina facilities, for example, plan to hire another 2,000 workers by 2021.
This is the second year for the expo, described by state Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt as a chance for those in the aerospace sector to get to know each other, for the state to learn more about the industry’s needs and “to bring a lot of smart people together.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to do our homework with everybody in one place,” Hitt said of the event, which drew more than 400 people last year. “This sector is growing at over 11 percent per year in terms of employment growth, and that means we need to anticipate in a knowledgeable way what their needs are going to be.”
One of those needs is developing a curriculum that starts in elementary school and continues through college to convince students that aerospace careers are every bit as exciting — and financially rewarding — as competing jobs …Read More

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Star Search: South Carolina's aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep … – Charleston Post Courier

Although Washington state’s aerospace industry has a nearly century-long headstart, South Carolina — and the South in general — is quickly making up ground when it comes to attracting highly skilled college graduates for careers at Boeing Co. and its suppliers.

U.S. countdown
Age distribution of aerospace jobs
Under 35: 21%
36-45: 18.4%
46-55: 2.5%
56-60: 17.1%
61-65: 8.1%
66+: 2.9%
Pay comparisons
Midpoint salary in 2015 for critical-skill jobs in high-tech industries and the percentage increase over 2014.
Systems engineering $72,905 8.9%
Electrical $72,119 9.5%
Software $71,655 8.8%
Aerospace engineer $71,301 9.1%
Program/project
management $66,390 6 .9%

“The majority of hiring continues to be on the upper West Coast,” aerospace researcher Carole Hedden said during a podcast this month. Boeing Co., which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, leads the nation in aerospace hiring with more than 165,000 employees, including more than 7,500 in this area, primarily at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.
“What we saw beginning last year, and particularly this year, is significant growth in the jobs in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” Hedden said. “We’ve seen a number of new facilities built in those areas recently. Things are really looking up in the Southeast and overall the job picture is looking really strong.”

Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia.
Boeing’s South Carolina facilities, for example, plan to hire another 2,000 workers by 2021.
This is the second year for the expo, described by state Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt as a chance for those in the aerospace sector to get to know each other, for the state to learn more about the industry’s needs and “to bring a lot of smart people together.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to do our homework with everybody in one place,” Hitt said of the event, which drew more than 400 people last year. “This sector is growing at over 11 percent per year in terms of employment growth, and that means we need to anticipate in a knowledgeable way what their needs are going to be.”
One of those needs is developing a curriculum that starts in elementary school and continues through college to convince students that aerospace careers are every bit as exciting — and financially rewarding — as competing jobs …Read More

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Star Search: South Carolina's aerospace industry needs fresh talent to keep … – Charleston Post Courier

Although Washington state’s aerospace industry has a nearly century-long headstart, South Carolina — and the South in general — is quickly making up ground when it comes to attracting highly skilled college graduates for careers at Boeing Co. and its suppliers.

U.S. countdown
Age distribution of aerospace jobs
Under 35: 21%
36-45: 18.4%
46-55: 2.5%
56-60: 17.1%
61-65: 8.1%
66+: 2.9%
Pay comparisons
Midpoint salary in 2015 for critical-skill jobs in high-tech industries and the percentage increase over 2014.
Systems engineering $72,905 8.9%
Electrical $72,119 9.5%
Software $71,655 8.8%
Aerospace engineer $71,301 9.1%
Program/project
management $66,390 6 .9%

“The majority of hiring continues to be on the upper West Coast,” aerospace researcher Carole Hedden said during a podcast this month. Boeing Co., which celebrates its 100th anniversary in 2016, leads the nation in aerospace hiring with more than 165,000 employees, including more than 7,500 in this area, primarily at its 787 Dreamliner campus in North Charleston.
“What we saw beginning last year, and particularly this year, is significant growth in the jobs in the mid-Atlantic and Southeast,” Hedden said. “We’ve seen a number of new facilities built in those areas recently. Things are really looking up in the Southeast and overall the job picture is looking really strong.”

Finding a qualified workforce for South Carolina’s growing aerospace industry — more than 200 businesses with more than 53,000 employees — will be a key topic at this week’s Aerospace Industry Conference & Expo in Columbia.
Boeing’s South Carolina facilities, for example, plan to hire another 2,000 workers by 2021.
This is the second year for the expo, described by state Commerce Secretary Bobby Hitt as a chance for those in the aerospace sector to get to know each other, for the state to learn more about the industry’s needs and “to bring a lot of smart people together.”
“It’s an opportunity for us to do our homework with everybody in one place,” Hitt said of the event, which drew more than 400 people last year. “This sector is growing at over 11 percent per year in terms of employment growth, and that means we need to anticipate in a knowledgeable way what their needs are going to be.”
One of those needs is developing a curriculum that starts in elementary school and continues through college to convince students that aerospace careers are every bit as exciting — and financially rewarding — as competing jobs …Read More

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