CVTC Foundation receives grant from DuPont Pioneer

December 23, 2013

From “CVTC Foundation receives grant from DuPont Pioneer” — DuPont Pioneer has donated $5,000 to the Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) Foundation toward the development of an Energy Education Center. Local account manager Patrick Branick sponsored this grant.

The funds will be directed toward the development of an Energy Education Center which is aimed at preparing a skilled workforce in energy technologies, and serve as a regional demonstration site to support energy-based economic development.

“We are excited to support the development of the Energy Education Center which will focus on areas such as bioenergy development,” said Branick.

Chippewa Valley Technical College (CVTC) already works diligently to fill the need for an energy workforce. The College currently offers eight energy-related educational programs, including: Agriscience; Air Conditioning, Heating and Refrigeration; Civil Engineering; Electrical Power Distribution; Electric Line Utility Apprenticeship; Environmental Refrigeration, Air Conditioning, and Heating Service; Landscape Management; and Residential Construction.

“With the agricultural base and strong manufacturing industry in western Wisconsin, Chippewa Valley Technical College is ideally suited for pursuing additional economic growth and development in the bioenergy sector,” said CVTC Dean of Industry, Agriculture and Energy Aliesha Crowe.

Pioneer makes contributions to community-based organizations on behalf of the business and employees. Consideration for outreach grants are given to communities where Pioneer representatives, employees and customers live and work and that support quality-of-life initiatives to create an improved, sustainable lifestyle for people worldwide.



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