Carroll Community College Receives Dart Foundation Grant to Support Electrical Training Program

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Trish McCarthy Carroll, Public & Corporate Relations Officer, Carroll Community College, Work: 410-386-8184
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Westminster, Md., February 13, 2019—Carroll Community College (Carroll) has received a $22,000 award from the Dart Foundation to support the College’s Electrical Training Programs.

The grant will be used to purchase portable learning devices that students can use to develop necessary skills in electrical wiring in a safe classroom environment. Entry level jobs require basic proficiency with electrical wiring.

For the past 33 years, Carroll Community College has partnered with the Electrical Apprentice Program of Carroll County to provide the related instruction for the Electrical Apprenticeship Program.  This program is approved by the Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (DLLR) and prepares students for journeyman certification through a combination of classroom hours and on-the-job training as an apprentice.

This equipment will be used to enhance the classroom experience for the entry level apprentices and new pre-apprenticeship training that is currently under development.

“We are pleased to accept the Dart Foundation grant, which will help to ensure our Electrical Training Programs remain state of the market and prepares our students for the fast-growing job market for electricians,” said College Vice President Continuing Education & Training Libby Trostle. “Carroll County businesses and residents benefit greatly from having well-trained electricians who have mastered the requisite skills.”

The Dart Foundation is a private family foundation established by Dart Container Corporation founder William A. Dart and his wife Claire T. Dart. The Foundation supports projects that enhance education, especially in the areas of science, technology, engineering and math, and those that improve the quality of life in specific communities.

“We are pleased to support Carroll Community College as part of our 2018 Workforce Development Initiative,” said Emily L. Matthews, Dart Foundation Manager. “The College’s Electrical Training Program closely aligns with our funding priorities for this initiative. Students have a growing interest in many workforce development fields and it’s essential for educational institutions like Carroll Community College to expand educational opportunities with facilities containing the latest in equipment and technology.”

“We are so grateful for this generous support of our commitment to provide the best apprenticeship programs for students in Carroll County and throughout Maryland,” said Steven Wantz, Executive Director, Carroll Community College Foundation.

Carroll Community College’s mission is Empowering learners. Changing lives. Building community. Carroll Community College (Carroll) provides accessible, high-quality educational opportunities to advance careers, enrich lives, and strengthen the community we serve. Carroll offers academic and career preparation leading to transfer to four-year colleges and universities, and for direct entry into professional opportunities. Personalized learning, small class size, individualized attention from expert faculty, affordability, a convenient location, and customized training and services to the business community all make Carroll a popular choice. Since 1993, the College has served more than 136,000 students of all ages and backgrounds. Carroll Community College is located at 1601 Washington Road, Westminster, Md., 21157. Visit us on our website at