Siemens Targets Virginia for 1 Billion Education Investment

Siemens Targets Virginia for $1 Billion Education Investment

In an effort support Virginia’s largest industrial employer, Newport News Shipbuilding, a division of Huntington Ingalls Industries, and other companies with local ties such as Rolls-Royce (IW 1000/234), Siemens (IW 1000/35) announced on June 4 that it will provide more than one billion dollars of in-kind software grants for manufacturing programs at community colleges and universities.

“The manufacturing industry in America is on the rise and is being transformed by a software revolution that is enhancing productivity, increasing efficiency and speeding time to market,” said Chuck Grindstaff, CEO, Siemens PLM Software.

“Here in Virginia where shipbuilding is core to the state’s economy, it’s important we equip students with the tools that will help them build the world’s most complex ships for the U.S. Navy, such as the Gerald R. Ford class of aircraft carriers,” he added. 

More on education investment in Virginia on NED.

NED is a companion site to IndustryWeek within Penton’s Manufacturing & Supply Chain group.

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