A new collaborative effort between Granite School District and several large companies and organizations is giving students a foot in the door to an expanding industry.
Governor Gary Herbert recently announced the Utah Aerospace Pathways program – a new initiative being piloted this year that will allow students to get paid internships while in high school and graduate with a certificate to help immediately jump into an aerospace manufacturing career.
The program will give students direct and accelerated pathways into some of Utah’s largest industries doing jobs that require special skills. Major companies are on board with the program, including Boeing, Hexcel, Hill Air Force Base, and ATK.
Granite School District, along with Davis School District, Davis Applied Technology College, and Salt Lake Community College, will be the first to pilot the program. If the pilot is successful, the program will expand to include other school districts and additional students.
Granger High, Hunter High and Kearns High will pilot the program in Granite School District.