Cypress Creek Renewables awards $25,000 to the college for Pacer Promise scholarships and to strengthen its existing electrical training program
Piedmont Community College (PCC) and Cypress Creek Renewables (Cypress Creek) are pleased to announce that Cypress Creek has provided $25,000 in funding to PCC for programs that will help meet the growing workforce needs of the energy industry.
“We are grateful to Cypress Creek Renewables for their donation, and we look forward to this collaboration as we join forces in preparing the workforce for careers in solar energy,” Dr. Pamela G. Senegal, PCC President, said.
The total donation from Cypress Creek included $20,000 for state-of-the-art equipment that will strengthen the existing electrical training program at Piedmont and fund digital marketing campaigns for PCC’s Electrical Power Production, Welding, Mechatronics, and Industrial Systems Technology programs. An additional $5,000 was donated to the existing Pacer Promise Endowment for curriculum and continuing education student scholarships.
“Long-term partnerships that benefit communities and address our industry’s future workforce needs are an essential part of what we do at Cypress Creek Renewables,” stated Harrison Cole, Cypress Creek’s Senior Project Developer. “We are excited that our collaboration with Piedmont Community College will help bolster their existing programs that train much needed electricians and other trades, and we look forward to creating additional initiatives that will benefit Person County.”
Cypress Creek Renewables is a leading renewables developer and independent power producer. It develops, finances, owns, and operates utility-scale and distributed solar and energy storage projects across the United States with a mission to power a sustainable future, one project at a time. Since inception, Cypress Creek has developed 12GW of solar projects. Today it owns more than 2GW of solar and has a 30GW solar and storage pipeline. Cypress Creek’s leading O&M services business, Cypress Creek Solutions, operates and maintains 4GW of solar projects for customers across 24 states. For more information about Cypress Creek, please visit ccrenew.com.
Pictured from left: Jody Blackwell, Dean, Technical & Manufacturing; Tammy Duncan; Coordinator, Foundation & Gifts; Catherine English, Executive Director, PCC Foundation; Dr. Pamela G. Senegal, PCC President; Harrison Cole, Project Developer; Latoia Valentine, Community Engagement Coordinator; Stacy Gramazio, Director of External Affairs