CARBON, DUCHESNE, EMERY and UINTAH COUNTIES, Utah, Sept. 30, 2016 (Gephardt Daily) — Aerospace companies will send representatives to rural Utah locations next week to explore opportunities to bring the aerospace industry to communities.
Accompanied by state and local leaders, the companies will tour businesses and present career options to high school students, according to a news release from the Utah Governor’s Office for Economic Development.
The group will visit Emery County on Tuesday morning; Carbon County on Tuesday afternoon; Duchesne County on Wednesday; and Uintah County on Thursday.
Select high school students in each county will experience hands-on activities from leading aerospace companies and education partners. Activities will include opportunities to explore a 3-D Mars simulation from Lockheed Martin and a quadcopter from Hill Air Force Base.
For a full schedule of times and locations, click here.
Aerospace-related businesses participating in the tour will include Lockheed Martin, L-3 Communications Systems West, Orbital ATK, and Hill Air Force Base. State officials scheduled to attend include Lt. Gov. Spencer J. Cox and Val Hale, GOED executive director.
Utah’s aerospace industry accounts for nearly 1,000 companies and more than 30,000 jobs in the state, according to the news release. Large companies such as Lockheed Martin are looking for small business suppliers, subcontractors and skilled employees.