Boeing donates $25K to chamber’s Helena WINS program

Phil Drake

Boeing Helena has donated $25,000 to the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce’s Helena WINS program, the largest gift in the program’s history, and the money is slated to be used to help high school students studying trades.

“It was so humbling,” Callie Aschim, president and chief executive officer of the chamber, said.

She said Boeing Helena wants to be part of the good work that the Workforce Innovation Networks, also known as WINS, is doing in the community.

The company said in an email that Boeing has a longstanding partnership with the Helena Area Chamber of Commerce and has invested in the Helena WINS Initiative since 2020 to support efforts to help local employers attract, retain and develop workforce talent.

They said the $25,000 contribution will help strengthen the initiative by engaging local school districts in the education components of WINS and work with teachers and counselors to attract students to vocational careers.

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