Gifts in Action

Bank of America invests $500,000 to support veteran programs at CPCC

Bank of America invests $500,000 to support veteran programs at CPCCBank of America will invest $500,000 in Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) over five years in support of the school’s “Legacy and Promise” capital campaign and to further its support of programming for military veterans. The financial support will provide general operating support for the school, launch the Bank of America Veteran Leadership Program, a new mentoring initiative, and fund current programming at CPCC’s Centers for Military Families and Veterans.

CPCC receives $2.5-million federal grant

The White House, U.S. Dept. of Labor and U.S. Dept. of Education announced today that Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) will receive a job training grant of $2,499,378. CPCC will use the grant to support its “Mechatronics Re-Envisioned” project, which will endeavor to help more students earn degrees, certificates and other industry-recognized credentials in mechatronics.

Siemens provides $32 million in-kind software grant to CPCC

Today, from its Charlotte Energy Hub, Siemens announced it will be making a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College (CPCC) for its science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) Division, which serves thousands of students and commercial companies annually. CPCC will use the software to enhance existing courses and develop new courses related to advanced manufacturing, mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, civil engineering, electronics engineering, mechatronics, robotics, and information technology. It will also be used in an apprenticeship program with Siemens, building on the current partnership between the two organizations. By enabling students to learn and train on the same product lifecycle management (PLM) software used throughout the global manufacturing industry, Siemens and CPCC are helping North Carolina prepare the highly-skilled workforce necessary to meet the demands of America’s resurgent manufacturing industry.

John M. Belk Endowment awards $2.3 million to CPCC to reform Developmental Education

In an effort to propel more students toward a college degree, the John M. Belk Endowment has awarded $2.3 million to CPCC to expand its new Developmental Education Program – which moves students from remedial to college courses faster and helps retain students who might otherwise drop out.

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