BUILDING AMERICA'S SPACE WORKFORCE, NOW
PROVIDING A KINDERGARTEN TO ORBIT PATHWAY TO SPACE.
Created in collaboration with government, industry, and academic experts, the Workforce for the Future (W4F) is a national training resource providing the necessary skills and certifications for a career in space.
SPACE ACCESS FOR ALL
Space careers are open to everyone with a passion for space - from manufacturing, robotics, and skilled trade professionals to hospitality workers and artists. Whether you are looking to advance your skills, those of your employees, or have a program to offer – your journey starts here.
Search industry-vetted training opportunities for careers in space
Advance your programs and provide space career certifications
Upskill your workforce and find talent to fit your organization’s needs
JOIN THE PILOT PROGRAM
The need for skilled Space employees has never been greater. Studies show that space manufacturing is one of the highest-value manufacturing careers; however, a Manufacturing Institute and Deloitte report found that 2.4 million jobs may be left open due to a lack of trained workers. The Foundation for the Future is working to solve this issue through a dedicated Workforce for the Future initiative. This new national resource connects workers with vetted training opportunities for space-focused workforce certifications.
A concerted effort to solve the skills gap is essential to the United State’s success in space. Developing a diverse workforce to manage, design, and build the future with all the technological advantages that space provides is the first step.
Join us in developing the first nationally recognized space career certification program. We are currently seeking students, educators, and employers to help drive this initiative toward success.
GOOD JOBS CHALLENGE
Over the next quarter we are building a nation-wide cooperative to apply for the Economic Development Agency’s Good Jobs Challenge $25M grant. So far we are working with 13 states, 15 schools and 11 employers from across the country, however this network is heavily weighted to Career and Technical Education programs and lacks a K-12 component. Does this sound like someone you know? Apply to get involved with the Workforce For the Future Development program.