Educational Benefits of the Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park
With the US growing ever focused on advanced technologies, the need for skilled technicians is growing with it. The Paso Robles Space Innovation and Technology Park would provide more young people the opportunity to work directly with industry in apprenticeship programs on cutting-edge technology.
These benefits extend beyond technicians; with a powerful technological base at Paso Robles, students from the Central Coast would have unparalleled access to industry professionals helping to excite the next generation of innovators.
Benefits to broader technological development exist, as well. Increasing access to space lowers the bar for technological development in the space sector and will speed up innovation that spills over to all industries. Satellite technology powers modern industries; From agriculture to education, technological advancement helps everyone.
Universities are challenged to recruit and retain top research and teaching talent in STEM fields when nearby industry incubators and opportunities are lacking. The development of a thriving space sector would create a virtuous revolving door making it easier for Cal Poly and other educational institutions to recruit the educators they need to teach the next generation of industry, government and academic leaders.