Lake-Sumter State College will receive $75,000 for line worker training from Duke Energy.
The money is part of a $734,000 Duke Energy Foundation grant to support workforce development in Florida.
The grants will help job seekers and students who are members of underrepresented groups, such as women and minorities, to prepare for employment, primarily in the energy sector. The support will further bolster and expand the state’s existing skilled workforce.
“These grants support vital programs and help develop a diverse workforce needed to strengthen our communities and economies today and in the future.” said Melissa Seixas, Duke Energy Florida state president.