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Shirley Leung

Siemens offers $660 million to help narrow skills gap

It’s not your father’s factory anymore, and that’s the problem facing manufacturers in the US.

Enter Siemens, the global industrial giant, which is donating nearly $660 million in software to a dozen technical schools and colleges in Massachusetts to help train a new generation of workers. The grant, the largest of its kind given to our state, has the potential to prepare thousands of students for careers in advanced manufacturing, producing everything from Bose speakers to Boeing planes.

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