Continuing its decades-long leadership in future workforce development, BAE Systems work closely with Nashua Community College to develop the Microelectronics Boot Camp course at the College’s campus. BAE Systems donated all the advanced manufacturing equipment used by students, and worked closely with faculty to develop the curriculum. The purpose of the program is to build a pipeline of skilled workers desperately needed to fill critical advanced manufacturing positions at companies across the region. Students completing the course are under no obligation to work for BAE Systems, although two of the four graduates accepted positions with the company. The other two students obtained jobs at other local manufacturers.
Highlighting the importance of these workforce development initiatives and partnerships, the graduation ceremonies were attended by U.S. Senator Kelly Ayotte (R-NH), Nashua Mayor Jim Donchess (D-Nashua), State Senator Kevin Avard (R-Nashua), and NH Dept. of Resources and Economic Development Commissioner Jeff Rose. Families and friends of graduates and VIP attendees enjoyed an open house of the Boot Camp instruction areas before the graduation ceremonies.