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North Carolina A&T Receives $23.7M Grant To Help Create High-Paying Clean Energy Jobs For Students

North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University is looking out for both the environment and its students. According to a press release, the HBCU has received a $23.7 million grant from the American Rescue Plan Good Jobs Challenge, presented by U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo — making it its largest award ever received for research. Coming from Good Jobs Challenge’s $500 million — funded by President Biden’s American Rescue Plan — the funding will be to create STEPs4GROWTH, a clean energy workforce training program. “Through this important project, North Carolina A&T will play a leading role in preparing well-trained workers to fill the many skilled jobs in America’s rapidly growing clean energy sector,” Chancellor Harold L. Martin Sr. said, according to the press release. “The prescient work of A&T engineering faculty and principal investigators on this grant, Balakrishna Gokaraju and Greg Monty, has culminated in a novel program for delivering education...

Aug 5, 2022