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College Receives $200,000 Industry Grant for Power Line Technology



by Amy Fischbach

Duke Energy and Piedmont Natural Gas have invested $200,000 in Cape Fear Community College’s Power Line Technician Program. The funds will connect students with hands-on training and career development opportunities. In addition, the investment will be help cover the cost of tuition and equipment such as trucks, trailers, poles and line worker toolkits.

“There is a tremendous need for power line technicians in our region,” said Jim Morton, CFCC president in the story on the CFCC Web site. “We are very pleased to be working with Duke Energy to offer this training program for our area. This partnership will help us provide highly-trained employees to meet industry demands in this lucrative field. The college is excited to connect students with this opportunity.”

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