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Engagement and Development 33 Engaging and Developing Talent Given the competition for talent across the economy, engaging and developing current employees while preparing for the workforce of the future is essential to our success. To do so, leaders across the company continually assess available and emerging talent with current and future business needs, developing strategies to address the differences and fill the gaps. Working with our customers, local governments, colleges, technical and trade schools, and internal and external subject matter experts, we create programs that are tailored to our unique needs and offer employees development opportunities that enhance their present and future potential while delivering excellence to our customers. Over the past two years, we’ve invested nearly $235 million in the development of company training activities, and in 2020, nearly 80% of our U.S.-based employees participated in those activities. In 2020, General Dynamics offered nearly 700 internship opportunities across the company as well as another 500 traditional apprenticeships in manufacturing or design competencies. At our corporate headquarters in Virginia, we recruited students from diverse backgrounds who were enrolled at area universities, including Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Interns completed a rigorous program that included leadership training, mentoring, multiple assessments, cohort teambuilding and on-the-job training, achieving a 100% hiring rate after completion of the program. GD Mission Systems

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