AUBURN HILLS, Mich. /PRNewswire/ — FCA US LLC has been named a “Top Supporter” of engineering programs at the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) for the fourth consecutive year, according to U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology (USBE&IT) magazine.
In making its final selection, USBE&IT considered input from the deans of the nation’s 14 accredited HBCUs and from members of the corporate-academic alliance, Advancing Minorities’ Interest in Engineering. Each year, the magazine selects corporate, government and nonprofit organizations that provide the most support to HBCUs.The “Top Supporter” list has been in existence for 11 years.
“FCA US is honored to be recognized for our commitment to the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities, which are a great source of science, technology, engineering and math (STEM) talent,” said Georgette Borrego Dulworth, Head of Diversity – FCA US. “Identifying and recruiting diverse talent with world-class skills is imperative to our Company’s and our nation’s continued competitiveness and success.”
Powering the STEM Talent Pipeline
Reflecting its strong commitment to developing a diverse workforce, FCA US invests in a wide variety of education and training initiatives to help students – especially women and underrepresented minorities – obtain the technical skills in STEM disciplines. For example, over the past several decades, the FCA Foundation – the company’s charitable arm – has invested more than $2.1 million to support FIRST (For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology) robotics teams across the United States and Canada.
FCA US is also committed to active support of organizations that nurture the academic and professional development of diverse technical leaders, including:
• American Indian Science & Engineering Society
• Florida International University – Engineers on Wheels
• National Association of Hispanic MBAs
• National Black MBA Association
• SAE International
• Society of Hispanic Professional Engineers
• Society of Women Engineers
Employees at FCA US have consistently received important technical professional recognition from various diversity organizations, including Black Engineer of the Year, Women of Color, Great Minds in STEM,U.S. Black Engineer & Information Technology, and others.
“We are consistently finding many organizations that are doing their fair share in building the STEM pipeline,” said Tyrone Taborn, editor in chief of USBE&IT magazine. “Black students and professionals want to know what these organizations are doing for their colleges because they want to work for employers that are committed to their community.”
In February, four FCA US engineers were recognized at the annual Black Engineer of the Year event, which included several Modern Day Technology Leader awards, given each year to young engineers who have provided a significant contribution to their field. This past fall, 10 FCA US women captured awards for excellence in managerial leadership or as technology rising stars at the annual Women of Color STEM Conference. These awards underscore the Company’s commitment to develop the talents of diverse employees and to promote careers in STEM.
In addition, FCA US continues to be an active supporter of organizations such as the National Black MBA Association and National Association of Hispanic MBAs to recruit talented MBA candidates from the nation’s leading business schools for the Company’s finance and leadership development programs.