☷U S Army Corps of Engineers Signs Partnership Agreement with the American Indian Science and Engineering Society
U.S. Army ( By Press Release office)
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Ms . Sarah EchoHawk ( front left ) , American Indian Science and Engineering Society chief executive officer , signs a Memorandum of Understanding with Lt . Gen . Scott Spellmon ( front right ) , U . S . Army Corps of Engineers commanding general . The MOU provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science , Technology , Engineering and Math job and educational opportunities . WASHINGTON - - The U . S . Army Corps of Engineers and the American Indian Science and Engineering Society signed a partnership agreement , November 17 , ......2022 , that provides Native American students with formal access to Army Science , Technology , Engineering and Math job and educational opportunities . The agreement , a memorandum of understanding , was signed by Lt . Gen . Scott A . Spellmon , U . S . Army Corps of Engineers commanding general , and Ms . Sarah EchoHawk , American Indian Science and Engineering Society chief executive officer . “By signing this memorandum of understanding , we are literally opening the doors to the USACE , ” said Spellmon . The MOU provides USACE opportunities to better engage with Native Americans through job fairs , career days , engagement with the USACE workforce , and access to projects , labs and research . It also provides employment opportunities for Indigenous peoples to contribute their passion , talent and ingenuity toward enhancing the USACE workforce . According to Spellmon , many believe there will be about 3 . 5 million STEM jobs in America that need to be filled by 2025 . “We hope that access to our programs and people will help ignite a passion and a desire to pursue a career in engineering , ” said Mr . Jaime A . Pinkham , the principal deputy assistant secretary of the Army for Civil Works . “So , if our nation and the Army are going to keep up with demand , we need to ensure we’re recruiting the very best talent our country has to offer , ” he said . From engaging with future generations of engineers , to hiring underserved Americans and offering contracting opportunities to Native American - owned small businesses , diversity and inclusion efforts remain top USACE’s priorities . They are key components in how USACE can deliver for the nation , its partners and allies around the globe .
24 November 2022 ( November 24 2022 )
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