Sinclair Community College serves the Dayton, Ohio, metropolitan area — home to the Wright-Patterson Air Force Base. That proximity has led Sinclair to start the Defense Acquisition Academy, which trains unemployed or displaced workers in “contracting and acquisition logistics” at no cost.
The DAA is the subject of a recent article in the Dayton Daily News. The piece goes into detail on the need for workers in these military-centered fields, and quotes EMSI data and projections:
The acquisition and supply chain management workforce is expected to grow by more than nine percent in the Dayton region and 11 percent across Ohio, according to fall 2008 projections from Economic Modeling Specialists, Inc.
“We believe that people who complete this training will have a strong advantage in the competition for these jobs,” said Heath MacAlpine, assistant director of the Montgomery County Department of Job and Family Services.