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CCCC receives $200,000 Golden Leaf grant

06.30.2009College & CommunityFoundation

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CCCC receives $200,000 Golden Leaf grant

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The Golden LEAF Foundation has awarded a $200,000 GLOW (Golden LEAF Opportunities for Work) grant to Central Carolina Community College. The college, in partnership with Lee County Schools and community, business and industry agencies, will use the grant to train students for work in the green building industry. The grant includes funding to create a mobile unit to provide hands-on green building training around the collegeís service area. The training will prepare the participating students for national certifications in the green building industry and increased employment opportunities. The energy efficient home built by the students will be donated to Habitat for Humanity of the Sanford Area. Representatives of the GLOW grant partnership include (front, from left) President Bob Joyce, Sanford Area Chamber of Commerce; Joe Cherry, of Habitat for Humanity; President Bud Marchant, of CCCC; and Superintendent Jeff Moss, of Lee County Schools; (back, from left) Andy Honeycutt, community relations manager for Progress Energy; Marc Clark, of Habitat for Humanity; Gary Wicker, director of Habitat for Humanity in the Sanford Area; and Bob Heuts, director of the Lee County Economic Development Corporation.

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