Print
Education

CFCC Awarded Grant That Will Further Ignite Electrical Lineworker Program

By Cece Nunn, posted Sep 26, 2019
Cape Fear Community College has been awarded more than $600,000 that will be used to enhance its electrical lineworker program. (File photo)

Cape Fear Community College has been awarded a $633,408 grant from the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Administration, according to a news release. 

The grant funds will support the electrical lineworker training program that the college began in June 2018, the release stated. 

“This is fantastic news for our growing electrical lineworker program,” said Jim Morton, president of CFCC, in a news release. “With programs like these, the college is helping to drive economic development in our region and training people for jobs that will give them a better livelihood."

According to CFCC statistics, 144 students have graduated from CFCC’s electrical lineworker program thus far, and the program is growing in popularity, the release stated.

“This program can be life-changing,” said John Downing, dean of continuing education at Cape Fear Community College, in the release. “It’s not for everyone.  It’s hard work, and the conditions can be challenging -- but  CFCC’s program is top-notch.  We are training these students to work smart and safe." 

He said program graduates can step quickly into an important, high-paying career. 

"We’re working closely with employers in the industry to ensure that our training matches their needs and we’ve had great success.  Our graduates are being hired," Downing said in the release. "This grant will help us build a training facility for overhead and underground work.  This addition will help us to further develop our program and enhance the skill sets of our graduates.”

CFCC’s next electrical lineworker class begins Oct. 1, the release stated, but it's full. A new class is scheduled to begin Jan. 6, 2020.

Ico insights

INSIGHTS

SPONSORS' CONTENT
Jasonpathfinder3

Get Rich Quick? Think Again.

Jason Wheeler - Pathfinder Wealth Consulting
Dave sweyer 300 x 300

Security Deposit Tips For Rental Property Owners & Tenants

Dave Sweyer - Sweyer Property Management
Aarp suzanneheadshot 300x300

Beware Of Work From Home Scams

Trending News

Analysts Say Successful IPO Could Bring Many Benefits To NCino

Jenny Callison - Jul 10, 2020

Opinion: The $2B Investment Decision

Rob Kaiser - Jul 10, 2020

County Commissioners Next In Line To Consider Novant Negotiation For Hospital

Cece Nunn - Jul 10, 2020

SBA Administrator: Businesses Should Take Advantage Of PPP Extension

Jenny Callison - Jul 10, 2020

In The Current Issue

The Financing Issues Driving NHRMC Talk

While stakeholders and the public in New Hanover County may differ on the best path toward a sustainable future for New Hanover Regional Med...


Virus Changes Economic Development

Economic developers in the region are having to adapt to the ever-changing business environment in the wake of the COVID-19 pandemic....


Boom And Bust

Parts of the local and national economy seem to be thriving amidst ongoing restrictions aimed at slowing the spread of COVID-19, while other...

Book On Business

The 2020 WilmingtonBiz: Book on Business is an annual publication showcasing the Wilmington region as a center of business.

Order Your Copy Today!


Galleries

Videos

2020 Leadership Accelerator: Virtual Workshops for Real Leaders
2019 Health Care Heroes
August 26, 2019 Power Breakfast: A Healthy Sale?
2019 WilmingtonBiz Expo Keynote Lunch - CEO, nCino, Pierre Naude`