Defense Agile Curriculum Program

The North Central Texas Agile Curriculum Program will focus on increasing the skill level of the workforce in aviation, aerospace, and defense manufacturing by developing and institutionalizing a framework for agile curriculum development that meets the needs of industry partners. This reduces the time required for rapid upskilling and reskilling of existing employees and post-secondary education new hires as well as recruiting and training students who are job-ready from day one.

The overall goals of the project are to develop a sustainable agile curriculum program founded on communication and relationship-building of, by, and for program stakeholders; develop the agile curriculum materials that will drive the appropriate degree, certificate, or internship programs within existing educational institutions and industry partners; expedite more workers with job-ready skills needed in the industries; and deliver the training programs to upskill and reskill employees and new hires.

This work is being funded by a grant from the Department of Defense Office of Local Defense Community Cooperation and will be an 18-month initial project starting in Fall 2021. Initial grant application materials can be found below, and more information will be added as the project progresses.