GE Foundation donates millions for career growth to Boston schools, health care centers

BOSTON — General Electric committed recently to donating $50 million over the next five years to Boston public schools, workforce training programs and local health care centers, ahead of an event this afternoon with politicians and business leaders welcoming the global conglomerate to the city.

The company’s foundation (NYSE: GE) will give $25 million to Boston Public Schools for computer science courses, classes to prepare students to enter college and the workforce, and the creation of a program called GE Brilliant Career Labs that gives students access to manufacturing technology and software.

Another $15 million will go toward training workers at 22 community health centers around Greater Boston in the areas of technology, leadership and specialty care, while GE will reserve $10 million for programs for “diverse students,” including training and externships for students in Lynn, Fall River and other cities and towns outside of the Boston metro area. The GE Foundation focuses its national and international charitable giving on health care and workforce training.

GE and its foundation gave out $5.9 million in Massachusetts in 2014.  For GE Foundation careers, click here.

Read more about this story at the Boston Business Journal by Greg Ryan

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