Boeing, Nok Air Partner for Humanitarian Aid Flight

Thai airline transports school supplies, clothing to children in Thailand on Next-Generation 737-800 delivery flight

NOK Air 737-800 Humanitarian Relief Delivery

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NOK Air 737-800 Humanitarian Relief Delivery

The Boeing Company (one of the 25 DiversityInc Noteworthy Companies) and Nok Air partnered to launch a special humanitarian aid mission to Thailand.

With the help of the international nonprofit organization Vital Voices, whose mission is to invest in and empower women leaders, the airline's 22nd Next-Generation 737-800 will transport and deliver nearly 30 boxes full of relief items including clothes and school supplies.

The items are headed to The Children's Advocacy Center Thailand (ACT), a non-profit organization dedicated to better the lives of abused children and youth in Thailand. Representatives from ACT will deliver the aid to impacted children and youth throughoutThailand.

"We are honored to play an important role for the well-being of our children and youth," said Nok Air CEO Patee Sarasin. "Providing timely supplies to those in need will affect the lives of many in the region. Nok Air is proud to continue playing a vital role in cultivating the well-being of our community."

As part of the Global Corporate Citizenship program, Boeing is committed to building better communities worldwide.

"We are honored that Nok Air partnered with The Boeing Company to deliver humanitarian aid to the many children in Thailand who are in need," said Sam Whiting, Director, Global Corporate Citizenship, Boeing Commercial Airplanes. "We look forward to working closely with Nok Air and non-profit organizations like ACT in Thailand to identify future opportunities."

Based in Bangkok, Thailand, Nok Air is a low-cost carrier that operates an all-Boeing fleet. As part of a tradition in naming its new airplanes, Nok Air has designated this particular airplane 'Fah Kram,' which means blue skies.

The airline currently has two additional Next-Generation 737s on order with Boeing after today's delivery. Nok Air is also a 737 MAX customer with eight 737 MAX 8 airplanes on order.

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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