Durham Tech foundation gets $100k from Wells Fargo

Nov. 26, 2013 @ 04:24 PM

The Durham Technical Community College Foundation recently received a $100,000 grant from Wells Fargo to use for co-op and internship scholarships enrolled in the college’s Career and Technical Education programs.
The money will enable more than 80 students to gain work experience while taking courses in business, education, information technologies, engineering, industrial technologies or public services.
The goal is to increase students’ employability by providing work experience so students can gain on-the-job skills and increase their exposure to networking opportunities.
“Wells Fargo has designated education as one of its primary focus areas because we believe that education is one of the most important investments we can make in our country’s future,” said Jack Clayton, regional president for Wells Fargo’s Triangle East Region. “Wells Fargo is responsible for promoting the long-term economic prosperity and quality of life for everyone in our communities. If they prosper, so do we.”
Clayton is a native of Durham.
Bill Ingram, president of Durham Tech, said work-based learning opportunities such as co-op experiences and internships are proven ways to prepare students for career success.
“Wells Fargo’s support will enable us to extend work-based learning opportunities to more students than ever before,” Ingram said.
Students may begin applying for the scholarships in the spring semester.