August 4, 2022/Media, Press

Governor Cooper Announces $23.7M American Rescue Plan Grant to Bolster Clean Energy Workforce in NC

Thanks to Democrats, the American Rescue Plan is continuing to deliver for North Carolina. Yesterday, in a press conference at North Carolina A&T University, Governor Roy Cooper was joined by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo to announce the university as a recipient of the Economic Development Administration’s American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge Grant – totaling $23.7 million.

A&T University will use this grant to fund a new clean energy workforce training program, STEPs4GROWTH, which will work toward providing early career-training opportunities for high schoolers seeking to enter the clean energy sector and continue through college. The program will primarily benefit economically distressed counties across North Carolina – including Wilson, Nash, Edgecombe, Northampton and Halifax – and establish regional training centers at Halifax Community College, Martin County Community College, Guilford Community College and UNC Charlotte and Olympic High School in Charlotte.

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