Duke Energy, through its shareholder-funded foundation, is awarding more than $220,000 in grants to support 15 workforce development programs in nine Indiana counties. The grants support workforce education and training programs that address the most pressing skills gaps in the communities the company serves.
“We recognize that, for a variety of reasons, not all people have equal access to the same educational and training opportunities as others,” said Stan Pinegar, Duke Energy state president for Indiana. “We can help improve that access by making investments in training and education where it is needed most.”
Among the grants is a $19,900 grant to the Community Education Coalition in Bartholomew County to expand work-based learning programs and launch career awareness and outreach strategies to successfully grow the pipeline of skilled workers in the area.