Northeastern has partnered with GE in new federal education innovation program
Northeastern was one of only eight colleges and universities selected for a new federal initiative focused on building unique partnerships that lead to innovation in higher education as well as increased job readiness and more robust talent pipelines for industry.
Northeastern was named a site for the department’s Educational Quality through Innovative Partnerships, or EQUIP, experiment. EQUIP aims to increase students’ access to innovative, high-quality, postsecondary education and spur innovative collaborations between universities and non-traditional education providers that equip more Americans with the skills required for the 21st century.
Through EQUIP, Northeastern has partnered with General Electric to launch an accelerated Bachelor of Science in Advanced Manufacturing Systems program. The program is believed to be the first of its kind in the nation — combining the global leadership of Northeastern in experiential education and GE in manufacturing. EQUIP also allows students to use federal financial aid funding for this innovative program.
The program will pilot first with a small cohort of GE employees, and then roll out in full for both GE employees and the public. It is being co-developed by Northeastern and GE, with an eye toward meeting the specific and emerging demands of the manufacturing industry.