SANFORD, N.C. - Central Carolina Community College announced today that it has received a $50,000 grant from Truist Foundation. The grant will help increase upward economic mobility of unemployed, underemployed, and justice-involved individuals.
Central Carolina Community College has partnered with the Food Bank of Eastern and Central NC on this program. Program participants will receive training on employability skills and Commercial Driver License (CDL) or forklift operations, as well as a weekly allowance, food box, and paid tuition. At the conclusion of successful training, participants will undergo a match process with workforce representatives seeking these skill sets. Funding from Truist was requested to purchase additional forklifts and for the forklift curriculum.
"I am proud that Truist Foundation is investing in this awesome project with Central Carolina Community College and the Food Bank of Central and Eastern NC," said Gregory Singleton, CCCC Dean of Workforce & Continuing Education Programs. "The Human Resource Development, CDL and forklift programs will change people's lives for the better while improving our workforce! This project allows us to remain focused on what we do best as an institution, while addressing barriers that often compromise one's ability to properly embrace education."
"At Truist, our purpose is to inspire and build better lives and communities, so we're proud to support workforce training programs like this that provide skill-building and economic advancement opportunities for hard-working individuals as well as a skilled talent pipeline for area businesses," said Jimmy Keen, Truist market president for Lee and Chatham counties.
About Central Carolina Community College
Central Carolina Community College offers a wide variety of programs at its three campus locations and multiple instructional locations throughout Chatham, Harnett, and Lee counties in North Carolina. Within these programs, students can earn associate degrees or college transfer credits, diplomas, or certificates. CCCC has a variety of Career & Technical programs of study, as well as university transfer programs. For more information on Central Carolina Community College - which is dedicated to providing pathways to achievable dreams, visit www.cccc.edu.
About Truist Foundation
Truist Foundation is committed to Truist Financial Corporation's (NYSE: TFC) purpose to inspire and build better lives and communities. Established in 2020, the foundation makes strategic investments in nonprofit organizations to help ensure the communities it serves have more opportunities for a better quality of life. Truist Foundation's grants and activities focus on building career pathways to economic mobility and strengthening small businesses. Learn more at Truist.com/Foundation.