Last week, the City Council received an update on the Missouri Innovation Campus Aerospace Academy. The Academy is the result of a partnership with the University of Central Missouri and Summit Technology Academy. During the planning process, LSEDC Director of Business Development Tina Chace served as an active participant in the Avionics Advisory Committee. LSEDC investor ULTRAX Aerospace also provided input via the Advisory Committee.
“This is a prime example of how we connect our industry and education partners to give Lee’s Summit a competitive advantage in workforce development,” said Chace. “It is rewarding to see so many of our investors and community partners work together to form meaningful programs that will directly help both students and businesses.”
The Academy will begin with the 2021-22 school year and will serve high-school juniors and seniors as well as college students. Through the Academy, students will be prepared for high-wage, high-demand jobs in areas such as avionics, aerospace engineering, aviation maintenance, unmanned/drone pilot, professional pilot and military aviation.