Boeing Makes New $8 Million Commitment to Train and Recruit Students From HBCUs

Boeing and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund have announced a new $8 million, multi-year partnership to support the development of future technical talent. The Boeing TMCF partnership will support campus recruitment initiatives, career immersion activities, TMCF Leadership Institute programming, and student scholarships at historically Black colleges and universities through 2026.

Building on a previous $6 million strategic investment made in 2018, the partnership will expand to include a new fast-track hiring program that will supply technical talent for open positions at Boeing locations in close geographic proximity to HBCUs. Since establishing the Boeing TMCF partnership, Boeing has quadrupled intern hiring through priority partner HBCUs and extended the company’s reach to more than 6,800 HBCU students.

“We are thrilled to continue our ground-breaking partnership with Boeing,” said Harry Williams, president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall College Fund. “The Boeing TMCF HBCU investment represents what we deem as best practice for companies who are committed to diversity, equity, and inclusion. Through this partnership, Boeing has made a deep and long-term commitment to HBCUs and the talented students that attend them. We’re excited about the continued success of the collaboration.”

“Our company’s success and our ability to innovate for our customers is driven by how we work together and live our values,” said Ted Colbert, president and CEO of Boeing Defense, Space & Security. “That includes prioritizing equity, diversity, and inclusion, which is vital to achieving better business outcomes. Strategic partnerships, like those with HBCUs and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund, help create a space where students can flourish – and they establish a talent pipeline that is vital to future innovation across the aerospace industry and here at Boeing.”

HBCUs participating in the program are:

• Alabama A&M University
• Clark Atlanta University
• Florida A&M University
• Howard University
• Morehouse College
• Morgan State University
• North Carolina A&T State University
• Prairie View A&M University
• South Carolina State University
• Southern University and A&M College
• Spelman College
• Tennessee State University
• Tuskegee University

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