General Motos CEO Mary Barra has gone on the record numerous times to say she insists on helping individuals, specifically younger students, train for the jobs of the future. Now, GM is making moves as it announced four new partnerships to curate additional engagement in science, technology, engineering and math (STEM).
The four new non-profit partnerships are as follows:
- Black Girls Code
- Institute of Play
- Digital Promise
“We’re in the midst of transforming how our customers get from point A to point B with technology like autonomous vehicles, connectivity, electrification and car sharing. By expanding and improving access to STEM education, we’re developing teachers’ and students’ capabilities — and it’s my hope those students become graduates who are equipped to join us in the technical fields required to lead in the future of mobility,” said Barra.
Each of the non-profit partnerships selected represents four areas GM calls its “STEM Compass”: immersive learning, computational thinking, artificial intelligence, digitalization of education. GM’s support for each non-profit organization will commit crucial funding for training, curriculum and more.
In addition to the partnerships announced, General Motors will have committed $10 million to STEM education by the end of this year alone.