Aerospace and aviation education is one of the Aeronautics Commission’s top priorities. Since FY2001, the Commission has provided $4.15 million in aerospace and education funding to organizations and programs throughout the state. Just within the last 5 years alone, the Commission has awarded over $1.4 million in education grants and contracts.
There is nothing more important that we do here at the Aeronautics Commission than to encourage young people to consider aerospace or aviation as a career when they finish their post-secondary education. The Aeronautics Commission’s aerospace and aviation education funding supports the Oklahoma Works initiative that aims to address the skills gap and connect students to programs that will help build Oklahoma’s aerospace and aviation workforce.
If you are interested in learning more about our aviation and aerospace education programs contact the agency’s Aerospace & Aviation Education Coordinator, Paula Kedy, M.A. Ed. at (405) 604-6900 or by email at PKedy@oac.ok.gov.