SCHAFFHAUSEN, Switzerland, July 19, 2021 / PRNewswire / – In an effort to further diversify its workforce and provide new opportunities in the tech industry to top performing minority students, TE Connectivity, a global leader in connectivity and sensors, engaged himself $ 3.5 million towards a new scholarship and internship program for students who identify as black or African-American.
Rising second-year students are eligible to apply for the program, which would begin with a paid internship the summer following their second year at one of the many TE sites throughout the year. United States. Students who successfully complete the internship will receive a scholarship of up to $ 22,500, depending on training needs and costs, and be invited to come back for a second internship the following summer. The scholarship would then be eligible for renewal for their final year. TE expects a new cohort of students to join the African Heritage Fellowship program every year for the next five years.
“We are delighted to invest in the TE Connectivity African Heritage Fellowship to help attract diverse talent into the pipeline of potential future employees of our company and into the STEM industry as a whole,” said the CEO Terrence Curtin. “We believe that a more inclusive and diverse workforce fosters innovation and I look forward to the new ideas this group of interns will bring to TE for years to come.
For the program’s first summer in 2022, internships are available in engineering, product management, supply chain, operations and sales at TE sites in six different states. The TE internship program is designed to bridge leadership development programs and early career roles in the company. In addition to real-world work experience with global impact, TE interns participate in a wide range of professional development workshops covering financial literacy, corporate communications, and personal branding. Other programs include global networking events, community engagement opportunities, and executive exposure.
Students entering second year in the 2021-2022 academic year can find out more about the TE Connectivity African Heritage scholarship at te.com/scholarships.
ABOUT TE CONNECTIVITY
TE Connectivity is a global leader in industrial technology that is creating a more secure, sustainable, productive and connected future. Our wide range of connectivity and sensor solutions, proven in the harshest environments, enable advancements in transportation, industrial applications, medical technology, energy, data communications and the home. With approximately 80,000 employees, including over 7,500 engineers, working alongside customers in approximately 140 countries, TE ensures that EVERY CONNECTION COUNTS. Learn more at www.te.com and on LinkedIn, Facebook, WeChat and Twitter.
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