National Aerospace Education Center (NAEC)
NAEC programs will target not only college bound students, but also those who are more inclined toward a technical training track. One such program currently under development is a partnership between the Museum, local high schools, and Spartan College of Aeronautics and Technology to introduce high school students to career opportunities in aircraft maintenance and production. This innovative program is fully certified by the State of Colorado as part of the high school math and science curriculum. In addition, the Federal Aviation Administration has authorized Spartan College to give participating students credit toward completion of its Airframe and Powerplant program.
Ultimately, the NAEC will expand its educational partnerships to include a broad spectrum of aviation career tracks, including aeronautical design, engineering, pilot training, UAV operations, and avionics maintenance.