ANDERSON, S.C. (Dec. 11, 2014) — Bosch Group, through its Bosch Community Fund (BCF), has awarded more than $117,600 to seven organizations in Anderson, where it has a plant for fuel systems components.
The grants are to prepare students for future careers in STEM-related (science, technology, engineering and math) fields.
Since 2013, the BCF has awarded nearly $415,000 STEM and environmental sustainability grants in the Anderson community.
“We consider this funding to be an investment in a variety of ways,” said Randy Bunch, director of human resources at Bosch's Anderson site. “It's an investment in our students, who will become the workforce of tomorrow; it's an investment in their teachers, who strive to find the most innovative ways to teach, coach and mentor; and ultimately, it's an investment in our community.
“When industry and education work together to focus on STEM and environmental sustainability education today, we help secure high-quality and high-paying careers for those who will live in and further enrich our community in the future,”
The grants were awarded to five Anderson school districts to support a variety of district-wide, hands-on STEM education experiences, including the Sailboat Challenge and necessary equipment and fees; teacher training; iPads for students; and Camp Discovery summer education program.
Grants were also awarded to Beautiful Places Alliance for the development of interpretative educational signage regarding natural resources for visitors of Sadler's Creek State Park and to the Tri-County Technical College Foundation to support its annual FIRST LEGO League Qualifying Tournament and Robotics Summer Camps.