Boeing Continues Growth in International Training Portfolio

Boeing's contract with United Arab Emirates builds on previous successes.

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Reflecting continuing momentum in its international training business, Boeing (a DiversityInc Noteworthy Company) has received a two-year, $18.7 million contract from the United Arab Emirates (UAE) to provide C-17 Globemaster III logistics support and training simulator maintenance.


Boeing, which originally manufactured the C-17, will support the UAE's inventory of realistic, motion-based training devices used to train aircrews and support personnel for the country's fleet of airlifters.

Boeing originally designed and delivered the simulators and has previously supported C-17 training for the UAE. This most recent award is the first standalone prime contract for Boeing to perform this work.

"With this new UAE contract, Boeing will continue training the Emirati C-17 students through each phase of their careers," said Larry Sisco, C-17 training program manager.

In addition to the UAE, Boeing provides C-17 training to India, the United Kingdom and NATO's Strategic Airlift Capability. Boeing is unique in its ability to tailor its training devices and course materials to each customer's specific C-17 fleet.

"We help our customers do amazing things by delivering critical training and learning tools — affordably and on time," Sisco added. "By maintaining our focus on innovation and service, we play a key role in helping the UAE maintain a high mission-readiness rate for its C-17 fleet."

There are 35 Boeing-installed C-17 aircrew simulators at training centers around the world, making it the world's largest fleet of large military aircraft trainers.

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Boeing Announces $6 million Investment in Thurgood Marshall College Fund

Investment aimed at developing diverse students interested in aerospace careers.

Originally Published by Boeing.

Boeing announced a $6 million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund (TMCF), the nation's largest organization exclusively representing the black college community.

To date, TMCF has awarded more than $300 million in assistance to Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). In addition to scholarships, TMCF provides programmatic, capacity building, public policy and advocacy support for its 47 member-schools and the nearly 300,000 students that attend them.

"This investment is another example of how we are building a diverse pipeline of future talent," said Michael Ford, Boeing vice president of Global Diversity and Inclusion. "Through scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements and immersive opportunities at Boeing, we hope to inspire and enable HBCU students to pursue careers in the aerospace industry."

"The support from Boeing is more than a gift," said Dr. Harry L. Williams, TMCF president and CEO. "It is the manifestation of a long-term strategic partnership that will change the trajectory of so many innovative, intelligent and deserving students."

The investment will fund scholarships, internships, on-campus engagements and immersive "boot camp" programs that will introduce students to Boeing's culture and career paths. Eight HBCUs will benefit from this support, including:

  • Alabama A&M University
  • Clark Atlanta University
  • Morehouse College
  • Spelman College
  • Howard University
  • Morgan State University
  • North Carolina A&T State University
  • Tuskegee University

Students from other HBCUs can also take advantage of the investment through TMCF's award-winning Leadership Institute.

The announcement builds on Boeing's ongoing investment in HBCUs, including South Carolina State University, Southern University, Prairie View A&M University, Florida A&M University and Tennessee State University.

Boeing Announces Details of $100 Million Employee Education Investment

Crowdsourcing drives new learning programs funded by U.S tax reform savings.

Originally Published by Boeing.

Boeing launched new workforce development programs, the latest step in fulfilling its 2017 pledge to invest $300 million in employees, infrastructure and local communities as a result of U.S. tax reform.

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​Boeing and Motorola Solutions Foundation present inaugural Chicago STEM Signing Day

50 Chicago-area students recognized for academic achievements in STEM. Chicago Public Schools CEO Janice Jackson among attendees

Originally Published by Boeing.

Just like signing days for athletes, the inaugural Chicago Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) Signing Day on Thursday, May 24, celebrated high school seniors from across the Chicagoland area as they made commitments to some of the country's top technical schools, colleges and universities. These students will apply their talents in pursuit of STEM careers that will place them on the fast track to success in technical fields like those in the aerospace and telecommunications industries.

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