Duke Energy grant supports Energy Technology Programs

 

Duke Energy Community Relations Manager Jerry Miller and LSSC Foundation Executive Director Rosanne Brandeburg
Duke Energy Community Relations Manager Jerry Miller and LSSC Foundation Executive Director Rosanne Brandeburg

Duke Energy has approved $110,000 in grant funds for the Energy Technology Programs which include the Electrical Distribution Technology and Engineering Technology programs at Lake-Sumter State College. Both programs are offered at the Sumter Center in Sumterville, FL.

“We greatly appreciate our partnership with Duke Energy and the importance they put on fostering economic vitality and improving the quality of life of our community,” said Rosanne Brandeburg, Executive Director of the Lake-Sumter State College Foundation, whose organization secured the funds. “These funds will help ensure that opportunities for higher education are available for our students while also helping to fulfill workforce demands.”

For over 12 years, Duke Energy has been a generous partner and supporter of Lake-Sumter State College. In November 2015, LSSC recognized Duke Energy at its Sumter Turns 20 event with the Energy Technology Community Partner Award. Duke Energy is the primary corporate sponsor of the new Engineering Technology degree program. To date, their donation is valued at over $600,000 and, most importantly, Duke Energy is offering Engineering students externship opportunities at its facilities in Florida. In October 2015, the LSSC Foundation inducted Duke Energy into the Hall of Fame for their continued support of the College.