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GE invests $2.5m in global initiative focused on increasing STEM-based education

October 13, 2021

Multinational General Electric (GE) has made a five-year, $2.5-million investment in Johannesburg to launch Next Engineers – a global program focused on increasing the diversity of young people in engineering.

GE has selected Johannesburg as one of four inaugural locations, aiming to inspire more than 3 500 local learners aged 13 to 18, to provide first-hand experiences in engineering and to award financial support to pursue further education in engineering.

GE is partnering with South African nonprofit organisation Protec, which empowers local students to pursue and grow in science, technology, engineering and mathematics- (STEM-) based careers, to implement Next Engineers locally.

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