The president of the University of South Carolina announced recently that the college is aiming to raise $1 billion by the summer of 2015 for a number of initiatives, including one that could spark aerospace staffing.
University President Harris Pastides said one of the major goals of the fundraising campaign is to drive down tuition costs, but each department within the college has its own set of objectives, according to The Associated Press.
One of the university's major ambitions is to secure funding for a new research center for the aerospace industry, which was announced in March. This center is expected to play a significant role in aerospace and defense staffing in South Carolina.
Aerospace staffing has flourished in the Palmetto State, particularly with the recent announcement that an international aviation industry supplier planned to establish a manufacturing facility in Orangeburg.
The Times and Democrat reported this announcement could positively impact manufacturing staffing as well, as the firm expects to create 278 new jobs over the next five years.