Boeing is awarding $6 million in grants to more than 50 non-profit organizations and education institutions across Washington. The grants are geared toward programs that enhance STEM, workforce training, and educational and career pathway opportunities for students – particularly for underserved students who have not historically pursued these career paths. Included in these grants is $1 million to further support students seeking a STEM education and enhanced learning opportunities at local universities.
Boeing expects a substantial portion of its Washington workforce to retire during the next several years and is working to ensure that students in the state have the education and skills to fill these openings and move with the company into its second century. These grants support Boeing’s long-standing commitment to Washington and will prepare the workforce for these opportunities in the near future.
The grants are awarded in University of Washington, Washington State University and Seattle University. There is an additional $5 million in grants, ranging from $25,000 to $550,000, designed to provide a continuum of learning and education resources for Washington’s younger residents.
Some of the largest grants will support Thrive Washington and its focus upon early learning; Washington STEM and its K-12 learning initiatives; and SkillUp Washington and its manufacturing pathways partnership with community and technical colleges.