Original Date: 10/10/2005
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Best Practice : Support to Education and the Community
Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems has established a process to encourage the growth of the technical workforce during a period of declining enrollment in technical degree programs. The Raytheon Integrated Air Defense Center facility has established a program to promote interest in math and science in community schools, fostering a positive company image.
With declining enrollment in engineering at colleges and universities nationwide, Raytheon Integrated Defense Systems (IDS) established a program to reverse this trend and to motivate interest in the technical fields. Raytheon’s Integrated Air Defense Center (IADC) facility established programs that support the development and enhancement of math and science skills at the middle school and high school grade levels. This is accomplished through employee volunteerism, leadership involvement, and student support. Specific programs include the Middle School (MS) Science Program, the MS Science Program for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing, the MS Computer Equipment Enhancement Program, the MS Science Lab Program, the High School (HS) “First Robotics” Program, the HS Mentoring Program, and the HS Computer Equipment Enhancement Program. These programs enable students with an interest in math or science or both are able to participate in these programs and learn and experiment with various science projects.
Students who participate in these programs and obtain a technical degree are considered for positions within IDS.
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