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GE announces new program to increase diversity of young people in engineering

October 13, 2021

CINCINNATI (WXIX) - On Wednesday, GE announced a five-year, $5 million investment in Cincinnati to launch Next Engineers. GE says the program is focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering.

GE has selected Cincinnati as one of four inaugural locations, aiming to inspire more than 3,500 local students ages 13 to 18, provide first-hand experiences of engineering, and award financial support to pursue further education in engineering. GE said they will work directly with the University of Cincinnati to implement the program locally.

“It is an absolute thrill to welcome the Next Engineers program to the Cincinnati community,” Chief Diversity Officer at GE Aviation Joe Allen said in a news release. “With the help of our great, long-standing partners at the University of Cincinnati and our talented employees here at GE, I’m confident this program will be transformational for young people in our community.”

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