GE Donates Laser Cutter and 3-D Printers to Boston High Schools
New England Council member General Electric (GE) is donating a mobile trailer with laser cutters, milling machines, and 3D printers to Boston public high schools.
After moving its headquarters to the Seaport district in Boston earlier this year, GE announced it would make $50 million in philanthropic contributions over 5 years to local municipalities, including $25 million to Boston Public Schools. The largest component of that donation is a “Brilliant Career Lab” mobile trailer, which is outfitted with high-tech equipment meant to encourage technology education at Boston’s high schools. In addition to the lab, GE will help support computer science classes and provide assistance to science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) teachers.
“Together GE and Boston will lead the digital transformation of industry. To build a global digital company and community, we must invest to further educate our children in science and math and improve health care in underserved communities. GE’s investments will create thousands of new jobs and support Boston’s regional and economic activities,” said GE Chairman and CEO Jeff Immelt.
The New England Council thanks GE for donating the “Brilliant Career Lab” and other resources to Boston Public Schools, which will help improve technology education. Read more in the press release and The Boston Globe.