GE Edison Partnership

One of the longest-standing development programs in the U.S., the Edison Engineering Development program was started at General Electric in the 1920’s and was adopted at GE Appliances (GEA) in 1975. Many GE Appliance technical experts and leaders are Edison graduates, including the current CEO, Kevin Nolan, who started his GE career in the Edison program. The Edison program continues today at GE Appliances, a Haier company. Through a combination of applied training and experiential assignments, program members contribute to important product developments, while building their engineering and leadership skills. Edison program members also develop strong relationships in an inclusive environment that fosters teamwork and a spirit of community. Edison Engineering Development Program graduates are in high demand at GEA, and the success of the program has resulted in substantial growth, both in Louisville and globally. The enrollment of GEA Edison Students in the ECE, MSEE program has seen a significant increase over the last 4 years. It has gone from 14 students in the fall of 2017 to 27 students enrolled for fall of 2021.