$500,000 ACT Grant Awarded to Fund New Virginia Beach City Public Schools Renewable Energy Technologies Program
Published December 14, 2022
BayPort Credit Union and Newport News Shipbuilding announced last week the award of the $500,000 Accelerating Change Together (ACT) Grant to the Virginia Beach Education Foundation.
The inaugural year’s shared focus on Education and Workforce Development will support the Virginia Beach City Public Schools’ addition of a new two-year, half-day Advanced Technology Center (ATC) Renewable Energy Technologies program. The three-year step-down grant will provide an instant lift in equipment funding necessary for ATC to answer the regional call to build a workforce pipeline for young people to enter the emerging career fields of renewable energy technologies.
“As founding partners, the Contributions Committee is thrilled with the interest the ACT Grant has generated. This grant initiative marks the beginning of an entirely new career pathway for students,” said Nancy Porter, VP of Marketing at BayPort Credit Union and Executive Director of the BayPort Foundation.
Read more on BayPort Credit Union’s website.