DENVER, Colo. – Goodwill Industries of Denver is thrilled to accept a $20,000 grant from The Boeing Company to fund its youth programming for career development in fields related to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM). Goodwill's STEM Program aims to increase interest among underserved youth in these careers fields, train students on hard and soft skills and connect them with the thriving STEM industry in Colorado.
“Goodwill is focused on evolving with the needs of our community, and there is a clear skills-gap when it comes to engineering-related careers in Colorado,” said Stuart Davie, President and CEO of Goodwill Industries of Denver. “We are thrilled to have Boeing’s support in providing the resources students need to succeed in the STEM industry. Together we can ensure Denver’s underserved youth has the opportunity to thrive in these promising career fields.”
Through STEM coursework in which students receive high school credit, direct engagement with STEM industry employers, work-based learning and internships with STEM employers; students in Goodwill’s STEM Program gain valuable industry experience, employer connections and skills needed to be successful in the industry.
“We aspire to be a top performer in every area of our business, and that includes leading in the communities where our employees and their families live and work,” said Dennis Muilenburg, Boeing Chairman, President and CEO. “By harnessing our teammates’ unique skills and passion for giving, our professional networks and partnerships, and our financial resources, we will inspire the dreamers of tomorrow and drive positive, lasting change in our communities across the globe.”
In addition to the partner high schools participating in Goodwill’s Youth Career Development Program, Goodwill also partners with 12 colleges and post-secondary education providers, 135 STEM industry employers and 250 business professionals who provide their time and expertise as STEM volunteers and mentors.
About the Boeing Company
Chicago-based Boeing is the world’s largest aerospace company and leading manufacturer of commercial jetliners and defense, space and security systems. A top U.S. exporter, the company supports airlines and U.S. and allied government customers in 150 countries.