“This incredible space inspires innovative ideas, team building and collaborative project development that will set our students up for success as future industry leaders,” added SIUE Chancellor James T. Minor, PhD. "We are transforming lives as we develop professionals who will power the workforce. It is our pleasure to partner with Enterprise Holdings Foundation in that mutually beneficial mission.
”The Enterprise Holdings Foundation is the philanthropic arm of Enterprise Holdings, which, through its integrated global network of independent regional subsidiaries and franchises, operates the Enterprise Rent-A-Car, National Car Rental and Alamo brands.
“This donation to the School of Engineering will help strengthen SIUE as an institution and provide a valuable resource for students to learn and grow,” said Enterprise Holdings Foundation President Carolyn Kindle. “We are honored to know that our support will foster an environment where innovation and collaboration can thrive.”
Enterprise is repeatedly recognized as one of the largest college recruiters in the U.S. – largely for hiring into the company’s renowned Management Training Program. Locally, Enterprise also hires for its robust team of more than 2,000 IT professionals, who work to build tech solutions that are redefining how customers buy, rent and share vehicles.
Enterprise Holdings has partnered with the SOE for several years to connect students and graduates with career opportunities in its IT department. And with SIUE’s rigorous academic standards and aggressive approach to innovation, the partnership has created an ongoing talent pipeline to meet changing demands for technical talent.