Rockford aerospace initiative wins national award


Rockford aerospace initiative wins national award

A program aimed at accelerating the engineering and high-tech workforce for Rockford’s burgeoning aerospace industry won a national award this week at the University Economic Development Association’s annual summit in Santa Fe, N.M.

JiET-A, or the Joint Institute for Engineering and Technology – Aerospace, is an innovative partnership among aerospace businesses, higher education institutions, and students in the Rockford area. JiET-A is one of the most significant collaborative initiatives arising from the NIU-led Jobs and Innovation Accelerator Challenge (JIAC) grant work in support of the aerospace cluster.

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