Emerson unveils plan to spend millions on Ferguson education, job training

Emerson Chairman and CEO David Farr unveiled his company’s plan to support the Ferguson area by targeting early childhood education, jobs for young people and job training. The plan, “Ferguson Forward,” includes more than $4 million in new funding and a redirection of half of the company’s existing commitments to the United Way.

The program includes a $750,000 funding commitment to support employment of youth in north St. Louis County and will also fund 100 jobs for Ferguson-area youth.

The company plans to fund higher education by providing $1.5 million over five years to the Opportunity Scholars Program through the University of Missouri-St. Louis, a program that helps train under-represented first-generation college students in the STEM fields.

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