US Aviation Academy Participates in Roundtable Discussion with U.S. Senator Cornyn (R-TX)
US Aviation Academy was invited to participate in a roundtable discussion with U.S. Senator John Cornyn (R-TX), Tarrant County College Officials and other aviation industry leaders to discuss the impact of the Senator’s “Innovations in Mentoring, Training and Apprenticeships Act”. This law, which Sen. Cornyn co-sponsored and voted for, directs the National Science Foundation (NSF) to provide grants for research regarding STEM education approaches and the STEM-related workforce. The Act authorizes $40 Million for community colleges, universities and other institutions of higher learning and became law on December 31, 2018.
Executive Vice-President and Chief Development Officer for US Aviation Academy, Mark Taylor was part of the panel who expressed appreciation for this timely legislation. “Senator Cornyn’s commitment to education and a competitive workforce within our industry is certainly reflected in this piece of legislation. These grants targeted for STEM related curriculum and jobs are ideal for the aviation industry where we touch all the bases; Science, Technology, Engineering and Math”, said Taylor.
The NSF can now award these grants to technical schools, two-year colleges, and four-year universities so they may identify best practices for experimental learning opportunities such as internships and apprenticeships as well as online courses. These grants could also be awarded to academic institutions collaborating with local STEM field employers catering to regional needs.