SANFORD - Duke Energy has provided a $50,000 grant to the Central Carolina Community College Foundation to support workforce and economic development efforts.
Funding will be used to develop and provide workforce training in support of area employers, including VinFast and Wolfspeed.
"Duke Energy is committed to creating access to education and workforce development for people in the communities where we live and work," said Indira Everett, Duke Energy Director for the East region. "Skilled workers allow our communities to thrive. Equipping individuals with critical skills and knowledge is an important part of meeting the state's evolving workforce needs."
CCCC officials are appreciative of the grant.
"Our friends at Duke Energy and the Duke Energy Foundation have always been so supportive of the work of all of our 58 community colleges," said CCCC President Dr. Lisa M. Chapman. "We are especially appreciative of this community investment and thankful for our partners continuing to help us take care of our residents and our employers."
"Central Carolina Community College is thankful to Duke Energy, one of our outstanding community partners, for providing funding to support workforce training," said Julian Philpott, Chair of the CCCC Board of Trustees. "Thank you Duke Energy for your support and for being a great partner in helping our communities thrive and succeed."
"CCCC appreciates Duke Energy's continued support of the college and our efforts to ensure that the individuals in our communities have the training needed to access amazing career opportunities in manufacturing throughout the region," said Margaret Roberton, CCCC Vice President for Workforce Development. "Duke Energy's investment in workforce training is a great example of partnership with community colleges and commitment to the residents of North Carolina."
The CCCC Foundation is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization affiliated with, but independent of, the college. It receives donations of money and equipment on behalf of CCCC and uses them to promote the educational mission of the college and assist students through scholarships and grants.
For information on giving to the CCCC Foundation, contact Dr. Emily C. Hare, Executive Director of the CCCC Foundation, 919-718-7230, or firstname.lastname@example.org.
Indira Everett (front left), Duke Energy Director for the East region, presents a $50,000 check for workforce development training to Dr. Lisa M. Chapman (front right), Central Carolina Community College President. Standing behind are, left to right: Lynda Turbeville, Chair of the CCCC Foundation Board of Directors; Dr. Emily C. Hare, CCCC Foundation Executive Director; Dr. Mark Hall, CCCC Chatham County Provost; Margaret Roberton, CCCC Vice President for Workforce Development; Julian Philpott, Chair of the CCCC Board of Trustees; and Kelly Klug, CCCC Director of Grants Development.