The Henry Ford Enters $1.25M Partnership with ITC to Expand Energy Education

The Henry Ford in Dearborn is partnering with ITC Holdings Corp., an independent transmission company based in Novi, to educate and inspire its community of learners and the next generation of inventors about how electricity enables innovation.
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The Henry Ford and ITC will work together over the next five years to educate the community about the value of electricity in driving innovation. // Courtesy of The Henry Ford
The Henry Ford and ITC will work together over the next five years to educate the community about the value of electricity in driving innovation. // Courtesy of The Henry Ford

The Henry Ford in Dearborn is partnering with ITC Holdings Corp., an independent transmission company based in Novi, to educate and inspire its community of learners and the next generation of inventors about how electricity enables innovation.

“The Henry Ford was founded to inspire the next generation of innovators, inventors and entrepreneurs,” says Patricia Mooradian, president and CEO of The Henry Ford. “ITC is known for its commitment to innovation to creatively problem-solve and create a better future.

“We are looking forward to taking to the next level our shared goal of inspiring a culture of innovation by working together to create hands-on, accessible learning experiences to educate, influence and inspire tomorrow’s leaders.”

ITC has pledged $1.25 million to support The Henry Ford over the five-year partnership. ITC will join The Henry Ford to inspire and educate learners of all ages from across the globe as the company will align with the institution’s Invention Convention Worldwide programs and initiatives.

In addition, ITC will be seamlessly integrated into the institution’s programming and content both on-site and online including features on the institution’s Emmy Award-winning television series, “The Henry Ford’s Innovation Nation.”

“It is important to understand how electricity has enabled innovation over time, and to understand the critical role it will play in shaping our future as society moves to electrification and decarbonization.” says Linda Apsey, president and CEO of ITC. “The energy landscape is changing. As a nation, we are transitioning to renewable resources and moving toward electric cars and smart homes.

“Now is the perfect time to inspire innovation in this area. Through this partnership, we want to empower The Henry Ford’s community of learners, as well as our current and future employees, to foster innovation and become agents of change in this very important time in American history.”

The Henry Ford includes Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, Greenfield Village, Ford Rouge Factory Tour, Benson Ford Research Center and Henry Ford Academy, a public charter high school.

For more information about the Henry Ford Museum of American Innovation, visit thehenryford.org.

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