Gulfstream Aerospace is expanding its student leadership program to Dallas-Fort Worth, the location of the company’s mid-cabin completions facility and a service center. Its program leverages community and business partnerships to introduce high school students to careers in aviation, manufacturing, science, technology, engineering, and math. The Dallas Independent School District, the State Fair of Texas and the Frontiers of Flight Museum are also supporting the initiative.
According to Gulfstream, the program in Dallas will expose more than 300 local students each year to an aviation/STEM-themed curriculum that focuses on developing work readiness and leadership skills, while providing information about career pathways. It will also include hands-on tours of Gulfstream Dallas and the Frontiers of Flight Museum.
“We hope students participating in the program will learn more about the opportunities that exist for them, whether it’s building or maintaining the next generation of aircraft or developing the next breakthrough technology,” said Robby Harless, vice president and general manager of Gulfstream Dallas.
Gulfstream launched its student leadership program in Savannah in 2008. Since then, more than 1,000 students have participated in the program, and nearly 50 businesses and community partners provide support. In addition to Savannah and Dallas, the program is offered in Appleton, Wisconsin, and Brunswick, Georgia.