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AGI ranks second in "Technological Challenge" category of AvWeek Workforce Study

By: sclaypoole
Aviation Week & Space Technology released it's annual Workforce Study this week, and AGI has ranked second in the Technological Challenge category of "Where A&D Professionals Want to Work." According to AvWeek, employees define this as "being challenged in their work, being able to contribute in a meaningful way and being recognized for that contribution." The criteria for the ranking for the Tech Challenge category includes the percentage of workforce engaged in STEM (science, technology, engineering and mathematics) work; percent of senior leaders with STEM degrees; percent of revenues from products introduced in the past five years; percent of revenue invested in new technological tools/labs; percent hiring from university campuses; and the rate of promotions with STEM job functions. In addition to the 2013 ranking, AGI was ranked first in this category in 2011, 2010 and 2009, and first in the “Valuing People” category in 2008, 2006 and 2005. Last year, AGI CEO Paul Graziani earned AvWeek’s Laureate Award in the Workforce category. “It is terrific that AvWeek conducts this study each year to showcase the broad range of talent in the A&D industry, and how we can keep attracting and retaining the best and the brightest,” says Paul Graziani, AGI CEO. “The results show that our corporate mission of making the national security and space communities more efficient through the use of COTS is still resonating, and we are extremely proud to have been honored.” The Study, now in its 10th year, found that almost half of the 22,000 funded open job requisitions (as of April 1 stats) are in STEM job categories, with the most in-demand skills being systems engineering and computer software engineering. "While systems engineering is increasing in all industry sectors, software is the one to watch. Plain and simple, A&D relies on legacy architectures to keep aircraft, satellites and ground systems operating for decades-long spans. At the same time, other industries are pushing software and apps into a growing number of formerly manual operations." Read the entire Workforce section in the August 26 print edition of AvWeek, or click here.
Posted: 8/28/2013 2:38:47 PM