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Duke Energy Empowers Economies Through Workforce Development

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A growing issue for Duke Energy and many businesses is the gap between demand for skilled STEM workers and available talent to fill open positions. One of the ways the company is closing the gap is through our investments in education and workforce development.

Changing Lives ‘From the Inside Out’

Brandon Madrid is one of more than 1,700 students who has enrolled in and found success with BankWork$®, a program that prepares individuals for financial services careers.
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Brandon Madrid wasn’t sure how he could get the training he needed to find and advance in a career. He had previously enrolled in college, but financial struggles, a full-time job providing maintenance for an apartment complex, and ongoing kidney dialysis made it impossible for him to continue.

Kimberly-Clark and China Women's Development Foundation Launch White Angels Campaign

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Earlier this year, the China Women's Development Foundation (CWDF) held a launch ceremony for the ‘Kimberly-Clark Cares for White Angels’ campaign in Beijing, which is part of Kimberly-Clark’s Touch of White Angels flagship program that was launched in partnership with CWDF in 2011.

Wells Fargo Donates $500,000 for Raleigh-Durham Revitalization Efforts

Local NeighborhoodLIFT grants support economic and workforce development, youth programs and neighborhood beautification
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RALEIGH, N.C., July 28, 2017 /3BL Media/ – Wells Fargo & Company (NYSE: WFC) today announced a total of $500,000 in donations to five local nonprofits to help revitalize Raleigh-Durham neighborhoods through the Wells Fargo NeighborhoodLIFT® program.

Education, Workforce Development in North Carolina Energized by $2.7 Million in Duke Energy Grants

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

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More than 70 NC organizations receive support for high-impact programs and initiatives

Preparing Youth for the Future of Work

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Over the past few evenings, I’ve been escaping from the news of the day by reading some science fiction. Or at least I thought my choice was science fiction. The book, Rise of the Robots by Martin Ford, describes how automation threatens jobs and industries not in the distant future, but in the coming decades.

Investing in the Community, One Brewery Class at a Time

Community college students prepare for jobs in Asheville, NC’s booming craft beverage industry
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Dave Lawrence had already retired from two careers when he heard about a community college program that could turn his hobby into a third.

Max Fann got a job at Asheville, N.C.’s Wicked Weed Brewery at 19, liked learning about beer, and figured his chances to succeed in the business would increase dramatically if he went to school to study it.

GM Donates $1.7 Million Across U.S. Through Community Grants Program

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January 6, 2017 /3BL Media/ - In 2016, General Motors awarded $1.7 million to nonprofit organizations located in and serving General Motors communities across the U.S. through the company’s Community Grants Program.

With a special focus in the areas of STEM education, vehicle and road safety, neighborhood revitalization and workforce development, the program allows facilities to designate grant funding to organizations vital to addressing the needs of the employees and customers in their region.

Inclusion and Safety: Drivers of Business Success

By: David Boyd Williams
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As demographic shifts accelerate the changing global workforce, leaders who leverage the diversity of their employee populations and create an inclusive culture, could see higher levels of safety and engagement within their organization. While there is not necessarily a causal relationship between inclusion, safety, and engagement, some studies reflect a correlation between these indicators and positive business outcomes.

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