General Electric will invest $5 million in Cincinnati over the next five years to increase the diversity of young people in engineering.
Cincinnati is one of four cities in the world taking part in GE's Next Engineers college-readiness program, which focuses on underrepresented students in grades eight to 12 to provide exposure to engineering, careers and potentially award scholarships. The program aims to reach more than 85,000 students in approximately 25 cities globally in the next decade.
The investment could reach 3,500 students ages 13-18 within Cincinnati. The University of Cincinnati will partner with GE to coordinate the program. UC President Neville Pinto says inclusivity is a core value of the university's strategic direction and the program could create future leaders in the industry.
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