ARLINGTON, Va., June 17, 2022 /PRNewswire/ -- Today, Boeing
(NYSE: BA) and the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF) announced
a new $8 million, multi-year
partnership to support the development of future technical talent.
The Boeing l TMCF partnership renewal will support campus
recruitment initiatives, career immersion activities, TMCF
Leadership Institute programming and student scholarships at
Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) through
"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."
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.
"We are thrilled to continue our ground-breaking partnership
with Boeing," said Dr. Harry
Williams, president & CEO of the Thurgood Marshall
College Fund (TMCF). "The Boeing l TMCF HBCU investment represents
what we deem as best practice for companies who are committed to
DEI. 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
Since establishing the award-winning Boeing l TMCF partnership,
Boeing has quadrupled intern hiring through priority partner HBCUs
and extended the company's reach to more than 6,800 HBCU students.
The partnership has been key to addressing Boeing's racial equity
commitments and improving the representation of Black talent at the
company. The partnership supports Boeing's racial equity
commitments and goal to improve the representation of Black talent
at the company.
"The Boeing l TMCF Scholar Program has been nothing short of
amazing. It gave me the reassurance and confidence to continue to
reach for the stars," said Jaida
West, a member of the Boeing l TMCF Inaugural Cohort. "The
Boeing and TMCF Teams have poured into me over the past two years,
aiding my professional and personal development."
TMCF university partners receiving support from Boeing include
- Alabama A&M University
- Clark Atlanta University
- Florida A&M University
- Howard University
- Morehouse College
- Morgan State University
- North Carolina A&T State
- Prairie View A&M
- South Carolina State
- Southern University and A&M
- Spelman College
- Tennessee State University
- Tuskegee University
To date, TMCF has awarded more than $500
million in assistance to HBCUs. In addition to scholarships,
TMCF provides programmatic, capacity building, public policy and
advocacy support for the 47 TMCF member schools and the nearly
300,000 students who attend them.
About The Boeing Company
As a leading global aerospace
company, Boeing develops, manufactures and services commercial
airplanes, defense products and space systems for customers in more
than 150 countries. As a top U.S. exporter, the company leverages
the talents of a global supplier base to advance economic
opportunity, sustainability and community impact. Boeing's diverse
team is committed to innovating for the future, leading with
sustainability, and cultivating a culture based on the company's
core values of safety, quality and integrity. Join our team and
find your purpose at boeing.com/careers.
About Thurgood Marshall College Fund
Established in 1987, the Thurgood Marshall College
Fund (TMCF) is the nation's largest organization exclusively
representing the Black College Community. TMCF member-schools
include the publicly-supported Historically Black Colleges and
Universities (HBCUs) and Predominantly Black Institutions (PBIs).
Publicly-supported HBCUs enroll over 80% of all students attending
HBCUs. Through scholarships, capacity building and research
initiatives, innovative programs, and strategic partnerships, TMCF
is a vital resource in the K-12 and higher education space. The
organization is also a source for top employers seeking top talent
for competitive internships and good jobs.
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