Duke Energy donates $15,000 to CFCC to help improve access to job training

September 22nd, 2014 by David Hardin

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Duke Energy recently presented​Cape Fear Community College with a $15,000 check on September 18 at 11 a.m. in the Applied Technologies Building at CFCC’s North Campus.  The funds are earmarked for scholarships for students enrolled in technical and vocational programs. Specifically, scholarships from this grant will be awarded based on financial need to students enrolled in Electronics Engineering Technology, Electrical/Electronics Technology, Industrial Systems Technology and Computer Engineering Technology.

“These scholarships will enable students to learn skills that will help them be highly employable after graduation – at jobs with significant earning potential,” said Dr. Ted D. Spring, CFCC’s president. “Since one of the considerations to receive a scholarship from this grant is financial need, receiving one of these scholarships could truly be life-changing.”

“Part of Duke Energy’s mission is to make the communities around us better places to live,” says John K. Elliott, Duke Energy’s Director of East Region Government and Community Relations. “We enjoy a strong partnership with Cape Fear Community College and we are proud to support CFCC students as they embark on training that will not only improve their quality of life, but also improve the quality of the workforce in the Wilmington area.”

Duke Energy is the largest electric power holding company in the United States with more than $110 billion in total assets. Its regulated utility operations serve approximately 7.2 million electric customers located in six states in the Southeast and Midwest.

Headquartered in Charlotte, N.C., Duke Energy is a Fortune 250 company traded on the New York Stock Exchange under the symbol DUK. More information about the company is available at: www.duke-energy.com.

The Duke Energy Foundation actively works to improve the quality of life in its communities, lending expertise in the form of leadership and philanthropic support to charitable organizations. Duke Energy has long been committed to building and supporting the communities in which its customers and employees live and work.

The Cape Fear Community College Foundation exists solely to support the students, faculty, academic programs and mission of Cape Fear Community College. The CFCC Foundation secures and manages gifts and grants, including cash contributions, planned or estate gifts, securities, donated services, and equipment and supplies for educational purposes. For more information about CFCC, the CFCC Foundation or establishing scholarships, please contact the Cape Fear Community College Foundation at: 910.362.7207.

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