WILMINGTON, NC (WWAY) – The Cape Fear Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. awarded $6,000 to apprentice students in the Cape Fear Community College Electrical Apprenticeship Program on Wednesday, August 12.
As a result of the grant, according to the Association, ten students will receive a $600 scholarship to help fund the cost of tools, books and other supplies essential to the electrical trade.
“CFECA’s support of CFCC apprentices is a real investment in our community,” said CFCC Vice President of Labor and Economic Development, John Downing. “This generous gift will help our apprentices excel in the trade and will continue to have a positive impact on their families and our local economy.
The Cape Fear Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. established the Robert C. Massengill Scholarship Fund at CFCC in 2020 to honor the memory of Robert C. Massengill, an electrical contractor with a long history in the Wilmington area. This recent donation brings the cumulative total of the scholarship to $12,000.
“The Cape Fear Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. is proud to support the CFCC Electrical Apprentices,” said President Burton Vezina, Cape Fear Electrical Contractors Association, Inc. “Mr. Massengill has been an accomplished learner throughout his life and an example of the maxim “you are never too old to learn”.
CFCC’s Certified Electrical Apprenticeship program prepares skilled tradespeople for on-the-job training, giving them the opportunity to earn while they learn. Upon completion of the program, apprentices will receive their NC Fellowship Card and Certificate. To learn more about CFCC’s apprenticeship programs at CFCC, visit cfcc.edu/apprenticeships.
The CFCC Foundation offers over 400 different scholarships for students in various programs, all supported by donors in New Hanover and Pender counties. More information on these scholarships can be found at WeAreCapeFear.com.