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GE diversity initiative selects Greenville, pairs with Clemson for engineering education

October 13, 2021

GREENVILLE — A new engineering education initiative expects to impact 3,500 young people in Greenville in the next five years and increase diversity in the industry.

In April, the General Electric Foundation launched a $100 million decade-long global initiative called Next Engineers to diversify the engineering workforce. The program aims to reach 85,000 students ages 13 to 18 in 25 cities worldwide by 2030.

On Oct. 13, Greenville was named one of four inaugural locations selected to launch the program, along with Cincinnati, Ohio; Stafford, U.K.; and Johannesburg, South Africa.

Read the full article at Greenville's Post & Courier.