Closing the Construction Industry Workforce Skills Gap

Cape Fear Community College
Program Area:
Community-Based Grantsmaking Initiative
County of Applicant:
New Hanover

This award provides funding to Cape Fear Community College to support workforce training in the electrical trades to address the current shortage of trained electricians in New Hanover and Pender counties. To increase the number of electrical apprentices, the project will provide high school students with an opportunity to earn level one apprenticeship credentials. The electrical youth apprenticeship will serve high school juniors and seniors seeking career pathways by providing a Career and College Promise CTE pathway with tuition-free course credits toward an industry-recognized workforce credential. The college is partnering with community organizations and industry associations including the Cape Fear Electrical Contractors Association and the Cape Fear Workforce Development Board. The project anticipates training 99 students who will become U.S. Department of Labor journeyman electricians. Golden LEAF fund will be used for instructors, construction, instructional equipment, and technology.

Erin Easton411 North Front StreetWilmington, North Carolina(910) 251-5109
Areas Served:
New Hanover

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