Original Date: 09/14/1998
Revision Date: 01/18/2007
Information : University Liaison Program Plan
Raytheon Missile Systems Company (RMSC) has developed a company-wide, coordinated program plan whose purpose is to build partnerships with schools, colleges, universities, and its employees to leverage technology, stimulate life-long learning, and nurture diversity. Using a team of engineering and human resources personnel, the University Liaison Program plan focuses on recruiting, education, diversity, and technology. This team has also developed an Involvement Continuum as a way to reach more graduates from targeted schools, increase the number of minorities in engineering disciplines, and support RMSC’s Small and Disadvantaged Business program. The ultimate goal is to make RMSC an employer of choice.
Various university liaison programs have existed in the legacy companies that make up RMSC. However, this recently-developed program plan is designed to manage and leverage relationships across the entire, expanded company. In addition, the plan assures maximum effectiveness in directing RMSC’s resources toward college and pre-college, thereby obtaining greater return on its investments in human and financial terms.
RMSC’s efforts in this area have already been successful. The company obtained additional state funding and fostered a common, statewide master of science degree in engineering at three Arizona state universities. Once the University Liaison Program plan is funded, RMSC will be poised to achieve its goals of creating partnerships with selected universities; assisting them with funding and guidance in nurturing highly-qualified graduates; expanding summer intern and co-op experiences to better prepare students for future industry employment; and achieving significant joint efforts with historically black and Hispanic colleges, universities, and institutions.
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