Workforce Development Center funds STEM Programs
The Clemson University Center for Workforce Development has awarded 36 school districts or institutions and 9 technical colleges a total of $450,000 for workforce development initiatives. The school districts will share $175,000 and the technical colleges $275,000 to support science, technology, engineering and mathematics (STEM) programs. In March, the Workforce Development Center held a series of workshops where educators with a focus on STEM education learned how to apply for monetary awards to further their programs. All schools or districts that submitted proposals were funded. As part of its commitment to bolster South Carolina’s manufacturing base, the Duke Energy Foundation funded workforce development initiatives in the state with a $4.11 million award to help provide a next-generation workforce in key cluster areas. Duke Energy tasked Clemson’s Workforce Development Center to manage educational, research and outreach activities in support of workforce development and STEM education.