Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Supports Manufacturing Education Through the Greenville Tech Foundation

DECEMBER 14, 2015

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative Supports Manufacturing Education Through the Greenville Tech Foundation

 

 


        

Seated (l to r):  Ken Southerlin, Chairman of the Board of Blue Ridge Electric
Co-op, Inc. and member of the GTC Area Commission;  Charles Dalton, CEO of Blue Ridge Electric Co-op, Inc.;  Standing (l to r):  Les Gardner, Director of Development, Greenville Tech Foundation; Dr. Keith Miller, President, Greenville Technical College

 


Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative has pledged $50,000 to the Greenville Tech Foundation to support scholarships for students pursuing manufacturing careers. The gift was announced by Charles Dalton, Blue Ridge president and CEO, and cooperative Board Chairman Ken Southerlin, who also serves on the Greenville Technical College governing board.

"We are grateful for this important gift from Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative," said Dr. Keith Miller, president of Greenville Technical College. "Through its generosity, Blue Ridge is helping us remove financial obstacles for our students, allowing more people in our community to succeed in manufacturing careers."

Blue Ridge Electric Cooperative, organized in 1940 as a not-for-profit, member-owned business, supplies electric service in Anderson, Greenville, Oconee, and Pickens counties, along with a small portion of Spartanburg County.

"We're committed to helping Greenville Technical College create opportunities for people in the Upstate," said Dalton. "With a strong skill base, we can retain and attract excellent employers, thereby creating better-paying jobs and a stronger economy for everyone in the region."