The Toro Company Announces Five-Year Commitment to The Atlanta University Center Consortium’s Dual Degree Engineering Program | Business
, 2023-02-02 07:32:08,
BLOOMINGTON, Minn.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Feb 2, 2023–
Continuing a long-standing commitment to furthering education and advancing diversity in our industries, The Toro Company is joining with the Atlanta University Center Consortium (AUCC) and its Dual Degree Engineering Program (DDEP) to expand opportunities for Black students to pursue careers in engineering.
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The Toro Company announces five-year commitment to The Atlanta University Center Consortium’s Dual Degree Engineering Program. (Photo: Business Wire)
Over the next five years, The Toro Company has committed $375,000 to fund scholarships for engineering students from the member institutions. The grant includes financial assistance for tuition and indirect costs associated with student scholarships. In addition to scholarships, The Toro Company will provide paid internship opportunities for DDEP students to gain deeper experiences across its many businesses.
“As we seek to create new partnerships and opportunities to help shape the future of our workforce, we are very excited to partner with the AUCC and support students pursuing degrees in the engineering field,” said Dr. Carliss Miller, Senior Manager, Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at The Toro Company. “Students who are selected for the program will have many opportunities, such as learning from leadership and subject matter experts in the industry to support their academic and professional development.”
“We are very excited that The Toro Company has chosen to invest in the AUCC’s Dual Degree Engineering Program. Their commitment to diversifying their workforce aligns with our mission to diversify the engineering profession to help supply companies like Toro with high-quality engineers,” said Dr. Said Sewell, Chief Academic, Research, and Student Success Officer and Director The Atlanta University Center Consortium, Inc. “For over 50 years, we, in partnership with our engineering schools, have been producing Black engineers who go on to lead lives of leadership and service. Our success in many ways is the result of industry partners like Toro choosing to support our students academically and professionally through scholarships and paid…
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