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Boeing Invests $100 Million In Workforce Development

Boeing Co., a global aerospace and defense manufacturer, recently announced plans to invest $100 million into new workforce development programs as a result of recent U.S. tax reform. The workforce development programs will launch an online network of resources designed to make learning more accessible to Boeing employees.

“When we asked our people how best to invest in their learning and development they spoke up loud and clear,” said Heidi Capozzi, senior vice president of human resources. “We listened and read every single idea that was submitted. Our long-term plans represent a down payment on the future of our employees and tomorrow’s technical workforce.”

The investment will fund several programs designed to help Boeing employees enhance technical skills and understand industry trends, tools and technologies. The first program will focus on digital literacy, a key part of Boeing’s growth strategy.

Missouri has a rich history in aerospace, from Charles Lindbergh, to the Mercury space program, to the latest in aerospace innovation. Today, that cutting edge innovation continues with 100 aerospace manufacturing companies across Missouri, including Boeing, leading the way in every aspect of military aviation.

In fact, Missouri builds the F/A-18, EA-18 and F-15 fighter jets, along with a huge array of military ordinance. And at Boeing’s manufacturing facility in St. Louis world-class talent are working on new and exciting ways to ensure Boeing’s F/A-18 will also be ready to meet the future challenges of aerial warfare.

And its not just military aircraft that are being made in Missouri. Boeing’s Defense, Space & Security division recently completed the manufacture of the company’s first 777X wing edge at its plant in St. Louis, which opened last year, and is Boeing’s first commercial aircraft facility in Missouri.

For more on Missouri’s aerospace and defense manufacturing check out our industry page, or contact Steve Johnson, CEO of Missouri Partnership, at 314.725.2688 or via our contact form, for more information on Missouri.

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