Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) Receives Two Grant Awards

On September 29, the US Department of Labor and the US Department of Education announced $450M in grants to community colleges and other eligible institutions of higher education as part of their job-driven training initiative, the Trade Adjustment Assistance Community College and Career Training (TAACCCT) grant program. CPCC was the only community college in NC to receive a grant, which totaled nearly $2.5M. The purpose of the program is to provide funds for community colleges to partner with employers to expand and improve their ability to deliver education and career training programs that will help job seekers get the skills they need for in-demand jobs in industries like information technology, health care, energy, and advanced manufacturing.

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On September 30, Dr. Tony Zeiss, CPCC president, announced that Bank of America is giving the school $500,000, over five years, to support programming for military veterans, and the school is renaming its Central Campus Veterans Center the Bank of America Center for Military Families and Veterans. The gift will also launch the Bank of America Veteran Leadership Program, where student veterans are paired with bank employees. CPCC serves approximately 3,400 student veterans annually. The college has been named a “military friendly school” by Victory Media for being responsive to the needs of veterans.

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