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Duke Energy donates to Tri-County Tech

PENDLETON — Representatives from Duke Energy presented the Tri-County Technical College Foundation with a $75,000 check May 17 to support the I-BEST Manufacturing Pathways program. In August the College launched the initial phase of the first of four I-BEST career pathway programs.

Designed as a collaborative partnership with area Adult Education Centers, the I-BEST Manufacturing Pathway program offers unprecedented opportunities for under-resourced adults to earn college credit, national certifications, and WorkKeys credentials at the gold or platinum levels – all leading to good jobs with a future in local manufacturing companies and offering additional Pathway learning/earning opportunities.

Last year the Duke Energy Foundation donated $25,000 to support the creation of the Manufacturing 120 class and this donation will provide virtual trainers and curriculum development for all of the courses in the certificate program.

Kodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, state president for Duke Energy, second from left, and Emily DeRoberts, district manager for government and community relations in South Carolina for Duke Energy, present the check to Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth, third from left, and Grayson Kelly, executive director of the Foundation.
https://www.sentinelprogress.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/06/web1_tctcdukedonation.jpgKodwo Ghartey-Tagoe, state president for Duke Energy, second from left, and Emily DeRoberts, district manager for government and community relations in South Carolina for Duke Energy, present the check to Tri-County President Ronnie L. Booth, third from left, and Grayson Kelly, executive director of the Foundation. Courtesy photo

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