DETROIT, Michigan — Senior White House Advisor Ivanka Trump joined leaders in the city of Detroit as part of a pledge for funding to students from K-12 for access to computer science education. In total, $300 million in STEM funding was granted.
Tech giants such as Facebook, Google, Microsoft and Salesforce have each pledged $50 million toward the educational initiative. Lockheed Martin is promising $25 million; Accenture is committing more than $10 million; and General Motors and Pluralsight have pledged $10 million toward the effort.
General Motors has offered $10 million and a contribution from Quicken Loans will ensure 15,000 students in Detroit will get a computer science education.
“This is an enormous step to make sure grant money is available so schools across the entire country can apply and incorporate computer sciences into their classrooms,” said Ivanka Trump during a panel discussion.
Additionally, Detroit-based Quicken Loans announced that it will work to make sure that 15,000 Detroit Public Schools students receive computer science training. This brings the contributions for STEM and computer science grants to $500 million.