Economic and Workforce Impact

We're not just innovators, we're opportunity makers.


Lockheed Martin is investing in our bridge to the future, introducing new and visionary technologies, developing stronger alliances, and serving as a powerful catalyst for economic and job growth.

In 2018, we committed to creating 8,000 new apprenticeship and workforce development opportunities through 2023.

In 2018, we committed to creating 8,000 new apprenticeship and workforce development opportunities through 2023.

We achieved that goal ahead of schedule, and we are not stopping here.

We achieved that goal ahead of schedule, and we are not stopping here.


Since 2018, we've invested $35 million in our STEM and Vocational Scholarship Programs as part of our overall commitment to prepare the diverse workforce of the future.

Since 2018, we've invested $35 million in our STEM and Vocational Scholarship Programs as part of our overall commitment to prepare the diverse workforce of the future.

Investing in the Workforce

Lockheed Martin supports more than 70 work-based learning programs, which include apprenticeships, designed to skill workers for long-standing careers in aerospace and defense.

Our programs span the talent pipeline – from college-bound students to employees interested in upskilling, as well as those interested in entering vocational trades or displaced by the changing tech landscape.

Committed to America’s Workers

The American workforce is changing and so are we. Meet some of the men and women at Lockheed Martin who are embracing change and charting unique pathways to success. These talented individuals come from various backgrounds but they all seek to help us solve the complex challenges of today and tomorrow.

Creating Opportunity Across the Career Spectrum

Apprenticeships: Work, Earn, Learn 

At Lockheed Martin, we are looking for people who aspire to do great things with their career.  We also recognize that many people need additional training and experience to succeed in a job.  Lockheed Martin is committed to building talent through apprenticeships that allow employees to get the qualifications and experience they need to succeed in a job while being paid. 

Inspiring and Hiring Students

The aerospace and defense industry faces increased competition to attract and retain new talent, which is why Lockheed Martin is partnering with local schools and organizations like Project Lead The Way to create high school and college internships that inspire students to stay on the path to rewarding careers in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM.)

Bringing New Skills to the Workforce

Lockheed Martin is partnering with academia and state and federal governments to address the shortage of skilled workers in today’s advanced manufacturing environment. We’ve committed to developing curriculum and supporting scholarships for veterans, unskilled or displaced workers to gain the skills-based training they need to obtain jobs in the industry.

Preparing Employees for the Future of Work

With our customer’s mission as our focus, at Lockheed Martin, we’re preparing our workforce for success. We’re digitally transforming our organization and making strategic investments to close high-tech skills gaps in emerging fields like: artificial intelligence, autonomy, cybersecurity, advanced electronics and data analytics.

Our Economic Impact

As the leading U.S. aerospace and defense company, Lockheed Martin has four industry-leading business areas, 110,000 employees, and 375+ facilities in 54 countries. Roughly 93% of our employees are U.S.-based, as are 93% of our 16,000 suppliers, making Lockheed Martin a proud driver of broad-based economic development opportunity in America. Our partnership with 15,500 suppliers in 50 states is a key contributor for economic impact and workforce development growth across the U.S.

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Aerodynamic Advisory: F-35 Economic Impact Worth Approximately $72 Billion Annually To US Economy
Oct 13, 2022
Third Party Article
The Lockheed Martin F-35 Joint Strike Fighter is a significant contributor to the US economy.
Lockheed Martin Tech Experts Join UCF Students to Celebrate
Feb 20, 2020
Press Release
Lockheed Martin cyber experts met with University of Central Florida students to mark the one-year anniversary since opening the doors to the school’s Lockheed Martin Cyber Innovation Lab to discuss cyber trends and cool jobs for cyber professionals in the aerospace and technology industries.
Lockheed Martin Launches Small Business Program In Orlando
Feb 05, 2020
Press Release
Sensors, artificial intelligence and autonomy are just three technology areas where Lockheed Martin seeks support from small businesses as part of its Lockheed Martin Invests: Orlando initiative.