Community College Partnerships

Community College Partnerships   ___


As the world of work changes, we recognize the need to adapt to how students are learning and entering the workforce. Students are learning how to code in elementary school and expanding that knowledge through YouTube and other classes. Apprenticeships are becoming more available and giving students opportunities to forego college and enter a profession right after high school. Community Colleges are equipping students with the right knowledge and skills to make a significant contribution to the workforce.

At Lockheed Martin, we are making technical careers more accessible to a diverse set of future workers by recruiting Engineering candidates from local community colleges with technical 2-year associate degrees.

This isn't a glorified internship. You will be an important piece to the development of our emerging technologies.


Software Associate Degree Program (SWAP)   ___

Are you ready to develop your career?


Software Associate Degree Program (SWAP) is a three-year development program designed to attract, develop and retain early-career technical professionals in software and cyber-related careers.

Students are accepted into the program before they graduate with their associate degree to accelerate the clearance process and be ready to join Lockheed Martin after graduation.

Software engineering


Skills to Develop


  • Languages: C#, C/C++, JavaSE, Angular, Python
  • Platforms: Linux/UNIX, Windows, Gitlab
  • Areas of Focus: Big Data, Artificial Intelligence (AI), Machine Learning


SWAP Checklist


  • Currently enrolled in a related Engineering Associate Degree Program (i.e. Computer Science, Cyber, Software)
  • Have at least four months or more left to complete an accredited Associate Degree
  • Aspiration to obtain a Bachelor's Degree
  • Ability to obtain a security clearance


Virtual Information Sessions


To learn more about our SWAP Cohort application process, please join us for one of our upcoming Lockheed Martin Space Community College Information Sessions.

Registration is required. After registering, each participant will receive a confirmation email containing information on how to join the session.

Questions? Contact us at

Lockheed Martin Advanced Manufacturing Training Program   ___
Manufacturing Employee

Lockheed Martin Advanced Manufacturing Training Program 

Lockheed Martin partners with Valencia College in Orlando, Florida on the Advanced Manufacturing Training program. Students who participate in this program learn hands-on skills that are in demand in for anyone looking to start a career in advanced manufacturing. The 12-week to 6-month-long training programs lead to industry certifications in Computer Numerical Control (CNC) machining, MSSC Certified Production Technicians, MSSC Certified Logistics Technicians, advanced welding technology, and quality, inspection, and assembly.


Hear from Our Team...   ___

Want to know what it's really like to work at Lockheed Martin? Don't take our word for it - hear directly from our employees. Our employees are at the heart of everything we do. We value their diverse perspectives and experiences, which is why we provide opportunities for them to share their stories and insights on our blog, #LifeatLM. Check it out to learn more about what it's like to work at Lockheed Martin directly from our employees.