.Boeing invests USD 100m in employee education

Boeing (NYSE: BA) has launched new workforce development programs, fulfilling its 2017 pledge to invest USD 300 million in employees, infrastructure and local communities as a result of US tax reform, the company said.

The new programs come after the company crowdsourced more than 40,000 ideas from employees through an online survey and dozens of iPad-equipped “Idea Stations” at Boeing sites worldwide.

The workforce development programs will launch an online network of resources designed to make learning more accessible to employees at all levels of the company.

A new partnership with Degreed.com will provide employees with access to online lessons, certification courses and degree programs. The investment will also fund several programs to help employees enhance technical skills and understand industry trends, tools and technologies. The first program will focus on digital literacy, a key enabler of Boeing´s growth strategies.

The company plans to announce additional employee education investments later this year.

Boeing also made a USD 6 million investment in the future technical workforce through a partnership with the Thurgood Marshall College Fund and several Historically Black Colleges and Universities.

Boeing is a provider of supporting employee learning and workforce development, and was recently recognized by Indeed.com as one of the top 15 companies in the US for pay and benefits. Boeing also offers formal mentorship programs, internships, rotation assignments and leadership training at the Boeing Leadership Center near St. Louis.