The Duke Energy Foundation presented Florence-Darlington Technical College (FDTC) with a $50,000 check on Friday, July 14, 2017 for its ReBOOST FastTrack program.
The program is a certified Nursing Assistant (CNA) curriculum that allows students to earn stackable certificates after completing a one-semester foundational certificate.
“Florence-Darlington Technical College truly values and appreciates the partnership of the Duke Energy Foundation in making the ReBOOST FastTrack program a success in the Pee Dee,” Executive Director of the FDTC Educational Foundation Jill Lewis said. “This investment not only benefits individual students but also entire families and communities.”
Mindy Taylor, Government and Community Relations Manager for Duke Energy, presented the check to FDTC President Dr. Ben Dillard, Associate Vice President of Health Sciences Maureen Dever-Bumba and other leaders of the college.
This grant from the Duke Energy Foundation will assist low-income students in the program who have exhausted all other forms of financial aid in paying for textbooks, curricular aides, uniforms and other fees.
ReBoost FastTrack has three programs of study that are linked together by the foundational CNA certification. The programs include Certified Nursing Assistant, Advanced Nursing Assistant and Cardiac Care/Patient Care Technician.
Healthcare is one of the largest industries in the Pee Dee Region. The ReBoost FastTrack program at FDTC meets healthcare employers' need for licensed and certified employees while also offering students a robust career opportunity.