By a News Reporter-Staff News Editor at Energy Weekly News -- The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $50,000 over two years to the Foundation for Reading Area Community College (RACC) Science of Success Campaign, which will support a $4.5 million renovation of the college's science laboratories.
This project will allow RACC to expand course offerings in the basic sciences and support efforts to encourage students to consider STEM-related careers. The renovated space also will be used to offer customized laboratory training for area businesses.
"FirstEnergy has been working with RACC for many years on our Power Systems Institute program that adds highly-skilled line personnel to our Met-Ed workforce," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "We are pleased to support the 'Science of Success' campaign because it will help enable RACC to do even more to promote workforce development efforts in Berks County."
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. (NYSE: FE) and provides support to non-profit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.
FirstEnergy is dedicated to safety, reliability and operational excellence. Its 10 electric distribution companies form one of the nation's largest investor-owned electric systems, serving customers in Ohio, Pennsylvania, New Jersey, West Virginia, Maryland and New York. Follow FirstEnergy online at www.firstenergycorp.com. Follow FirstEnergy on Twitter @FirstEnergyCorp.
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