Boston Public Schools Superintendent Tommy Chang, Mayor Martin J. Walsh and Boston Public Schools Committee Chair Michael O’Neill participated in General Electric’s (GE) celebration, which detailed their relocation to Boston and future financial investments. GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt revealed that GE will invest $25 million in Boston Public Schools.
“This financial investment into the future of the City of Boston is going prepare our children to be the leaders and pioneers of the world,” Walsh stated. “We’re delighted that GE has committed itself to being a strong partner of Boston Public Schools. We look forward to seeing the lots of positive results of this work.”
GE Foundation will dedicate $25 million to Boston Public Schools to help students explore college and profession possibilities and comprehend the skills required for future tasks. GE will reach 100 percent of Boston Public Schools high school students each year through career labs, computer science courses, and will supply educators the tools they requirehave to prepare students for the labor force of tomorrow.
BPS stated in a statement, “Across the country, less than HALF of US high school graduates are gotten ready for college-level math, and we desire our students to be ready– and every bit assists. GE will be working to empower all BPS high school students to become internationally efficient residents and will aid in developing Boston Public School system as a Model of Excellence at the crossroads of education and STEM careers, by providing opportunities for BPS students to enhance their critical thinking and analytical skills.” They will offer:
Computer Science for All – The GE Foundation will concentrate on working with Boston Public School district to create a systemic and sustainable strategy and to make sure that Computer Science is part of a student’s schedule throughout all high schools.
GE Brilliant Profession Labs – The GE Foundation will also produce “GE Brilliant Profession Labs” with both physical and virtual areas to permit students a special hands-on experience with innovative technology and software to help them with profession planning and internships.
“I anticipate partnering with the GE Foundation to more support our students and enhance our schools,” Chang stated. “I am grateful that this investment lines up with our belief that our students are Boston’s future leaders, workers, and innovators.”
This contribution will offer students the opportunity to check out college and profession possibilities, and to understand the skills necessary for future work.
“We are looking forward to assisting Boston Public Schools in making fantastic strides for its high school students. I had the enjoyment of working with a group of students from Boston high schools here previously this month,” stated Kelli Wells, executive director of Education and Skills at the GE Foundation. “Their visions of innovation and exactly what the future can bring for them were inspiring. They created a video of our two-day development experience. A short variation of it is offered on Boston Public Schools website. The students are preparedprepare to get down to the business of college and career planning and diving into STEM courses. It is an honor for the GE Foundation to helpto assist.”
In addition, GE will assist STEM high school teachers, assistance therapists, and administrators, to better prepare students for college and their future professions.
“In a city with a rich history of civic and industrial involvement in the public school system, our nation’s very first, we are delighted to welcome the time, skill and generosity of GE and its foundation,” said Boston School Committee Chairman Michael O’Neill. “We appreciate their deep interest in partnering with the Boston Public Schools’ leadership to understand our present challenges and develop expanded chances to help our students succeed in the growing development economy of this city that we all love.”
GE revealed in January it selected Boston for its industrial head officehome office. The new website, situated in Boston’s Seaport District, will be house to 800 GE staff members; 200 from business leadership and 600 digital commercial product managers, designers and designers split between GE Digital, Current, robotics and Life Sciences.