The Chamber’s Aerospace Committee met last week and hosted a team from CHA Consulting who provided a detailed report of the Kelly Field Comprehensive Plan. Following a briefing earlier in the day to the Port of San Antonio Board of Directors, the CHA presenters shared with the Committee the options being developed for Kelly Field and the Port, allowing Committee members to ask questions and discuss possible advocacy approaches.
The Committee also launched an initiative for 2021 to build a guide for educators describing all the aerospace education resources available from Pre-K through the university level. Several recent initiatives have improved options to educators and those wanting to get children interested in aerospace and aerospace careers, but it can be confusing to navigate all the options. The project will also include industry input into the reimagining of higher level technical and college programs to meet the needs of a rapidly changing aerospace sector.