General Motors of Canada is committed to inspiring the technological innovators of the future to pursue careers in the fields of Science, Technology, Engineering and Math (STEM) through the support and encouragement of children, particularly young girls.
GM Canada has announced it is continuing that pledge with the University of Ontario Institute of Technology on four STEM-focused initiatives that deliver students a hands-on interactive learning experience demonstrating the real-world impact of STEM-based careers.
More than 8,500 students will benefit from these initiatives over the next few years.
As the principal sponsor, GM Canada’s partnership with the university’s Faculty of Education will help promote STEM education to Durham Region elementary school teachers.
The new program will equip teachers with the knowledge, confidence and tools they need to integrate STEM into the classroom and educate their students with a focus on engineering.
The initial pilot project will include 24 teachers from 12 schools, and reach approximately 600 students.
In addition to the programs just announced, GM will have committed more than $10 million globally by the end of the year to advance and improve STEM education.