CPTC Donation an Investment in the Future
Okefenoke REMC has made a $7,000 investment in education and workforce development with a donation to the Coastal Pines Technical College (CPTC) Foundation at their recent board meeting. The monies support the CPTC general scholarship fund, as well as a special allocation for the CPTC Electrical Lineworker program’s supply and equipment needs, and a scholarship specifically for a student enrolled in the lineworker certification program.
CPTC President, Lonnie Roberts states, “We want to thank Okefenoke REMC for their contribution. Their support of Coastal Pines Technical College, and specifically our Electrical Lineworker program, allows us to continue providing the educational opportunities needed to support workforce development in our region and state.”
Funds for the donation come from OREMC’s unclaimed capital credits, which get distributed to qualifying organizations supporting education, economic development and community needs. As OREMC Member Service Representative Dewayne Johns explains, “Promoting education and community development are the founding principles OREMC was built upon. Using unclaimed capital credits, which in no way affects our rates, allows us to live our mission and have a direct and positive impact on our communities as places to live, work and thrive.”