MINNEAPOLIS, MN — Target Corporation and Century College announced on June 14 that they would be partnering to provide a $100,000 grant to create the Target Corporation Scholarship program.
The program will provide financial support for more than 20 newly enrolled students of color and women enrolling in the Solar and Renewable Energy program at Century College for fall semester 2021 through scholarships for tuition and supplies.
There is a critical worker shortage in the solar and renewable energy fields. This scholarship will help address that shortage in one of the fastest-growing job sectors in the next ten years.
“Target Corporation has made a commitment to help protect our planet from the negative effects of climate change, and they provide support and resources to organizations that are aligned to this commitment,” said Angelia Millender, President of Century College.
“As the only higher education institution in Minnesota offering a Solar and Renewable Energy program, we saw a tremendous opportunity to develop a collaboration that could have a positive impact on fighting climate change, as well as expand the pathway to employment in this field for diverse and non-traditional populations,” Millender added.
Century College offers two credentials in Solar and Renewable Energy, a 16-week Solar Assessor certificate and a two-year Energy Technical Specialist Associate in Applied Science degree. Both will qualify students for the Target Corporation Solar Scholarship program.
“Target’s committed to using our size and scale to positively impact both people and the planet and fight the effects of climate change,” Amanda Nusz, senior vice president of corporate responsibility, Target, and president of the Target Foundation, said.
“Building on our commitment to renewable energy, we’re excited to work together with Century College to open more doors and create more opportunities within the solar and renewable energy field,” Nusz added.
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