Duke Energy Provides Funding for STEM Projects

JANUARY 22, 2014

Duke Energy Provides Funding for STEM Projects

Duke Energy, through the Clemson University Center for Workforce Development, awarded Greenville Technical College over $85,000 to support STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering and Math) work force development in South Carolina.  STEM students are those who are first generation college students, underrepresented, or having financial challenges.  
 
GTC plans to use the money for three projects including Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training, Recruiting Women in Manufacturing Programs and STEM Transfer Scholarships.  Six Sigma Yellow Belt Training's purpose is to improve business operations by focusing on quality and operational efficiencies.  Recruiting Women in Manufacturing provides instructors with training opportunities to determine best practices for attracting and retaining women in manufacturing programs.  STEM scholarships provide funding opportunities to students, giving priority to those meeting the STEM criteria.