Huntington Ingalls Industries is sponsoring National Parent Teacher Association's effort to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics education.
Its three-year sponsorship for the association's PTA's STEM + Families initiative commenced with the 2019 National PTA Convention and Expo event that took place June in Columbus, Ohio, the company said Thursday.
The nationwide STEM + Families program aims to provide students with school- and home-based STEM education.
“At HII, we view ourselves not only as a defense contractor, but also as a workforce development company,“ said Bill Ermatinger, executive vice president and chief human resources officer at HII.
He added, “We believe education is the foundation of our nation's security and that it is the responsibility of everyone“”not just our publicly funded schools“”to help develop tomorrow's leaders.“
National PTA collaborates with local PTAs, education communities and other partners to help families access STEM opportunities.