Boeing announces $11 million investment in training modern manufacturing workforceStaff Writer | September 25, 2018
The National Science Foundation (NSF) and Boeing announced a new $21 million partnership to accelerate training in critical skill areas and increase diversity in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) fields.
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These skill areas include model-based engineering and systems engineering, mechatronics, robotics, data science and sensor analytics, program management and artificial intelligence. The first project is expected to launch in 2019.
To complement Boeing's investment, NSF's Directorate for Education and Human Resources will invest $10 million in awards focused on reskilling and increasing the skill level of the U.S. STEM workforce.
Boeing will also give a $1 million gift to the NSF INCLUDES initiative, which aims to enhance U.S. innovation leadership. NSF will use this funding to increase the number of women in STEM fields and address the needs of women and veterans returning to the STEM workforce. With this investment, Boeing becomes the first business to contribute to NSF INCLUDES at a national level. ■