A Colorado university is leading the way in producing graduates to help fill a need in the local aerospace industry thanks to a ground breaking new program. A new Ohio initiative will see the development of an aerospace hub in the state designed to assist manufacturers become qualified aerospace suppliers. Ford Motor Company is increasing its efforts to stem (pun intended) the increasing skills gap in the US with the announcement of four new career academies in Detroit that will serve 1,400 students. Students from around California are revving up to put their car racing skills to the test this weekend. Finland is set to make big changes in its delivery of modern education with the introduction of 'phenomenon' learning. On Monday at the 2015 White House Science Fair, President Obama announced over $240m in new private-sector commitments to inspire and prepare more girls and boys – especially those from underrepresented groups – to excel in the STEM fields. THE US Education Technology sector received a massive boost last year, with funding having reached $1.87bn in 2014. Educational groups ComEd and The Remix Project Chicago have launched their “Power of Possibilities” campaign to promote STEM subjects in schools. Lockheed Martin has announced a new $2m, multi-year grant to support the expansion of college and career-focused science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs for all Orange County Public Schools. Doosan and Bobcat Company have announced their continued support of innovation in education by donating $3m to North Dakota State University (NDSU) to fund a STEM-related scholarship program.