A solid education, especially in areas that represent growth industries, is a person’s key to a fulfilling future. A good education provides the skills needed to get a good job, along with the tools essential to being a critical thinker and good citizen.
Corning Incorporated Foundation’s long-standing commitment to education and workforce development reflects this belief. Notable Foundation projects have helped increase the pool of highly skilled people preparing to work in the scientific and manufacturing fields.
In supporting education, the Foundation has placed particular emphasis on STEM – science, technology, engineering, and math. This aligns with Corning’s identity in research and technical innovation and addresses the needs of future workers. Because the arts are also essential in a vibrant community, the Foundation supports STEAM – an educational approach that uses science, technology, the arts, engineering, and math as a way to guide student inquiry and critical thinking.