The FirstEnergy Foundation has donated $50,000 over two years to the Foundation for Reading Area Community College Science of Success Campaign, which will support a $4.5 million renovation of the college's science laboratories.
This project will allow RACC to expand course offerings in the basic sciences and support efforts to encourage students to consider STEM-related careers. The renovated space also will be used to offer customized laboratory training for area businesses.
"FirstEnergy has been working with RACC for many years on our Power Systems Institute program that adds highly-skilled line personnel to our Met-Ed workforce," said Dee Lowery, president of the FirstEnergy Foundation. "We are pleased to support the 'Science of Success' campaign because it will help enable RACC to do even more to promote workforce development efforts in Berks County."
The FirstEnergy Foundation is funded solely by FirstEnergy Corp. and provides support to nonprofit, tax-exempt health and human services agencies; educational organizations; cultural and arts programs and institutions; and civic groups in areas served by FirstEnergy's 10 electric operating companies and in areas where the company conducts business.