Bladen Community College (BCC) recently received its largest donation to date from the BB&T Charitable fund in the amount of $250,000.
The funds are earmarked for the college to develop a technology curriculum to train and prepare students to be workforce ready, potentially for BB&T’s Client Care Center, and other businesses requiring these skill sets.
“Our partnerships with Bladen Community College represents a long-term commitment to the future of our region,” said BB&T Southeastern Regional President Phil Marion. “Through the programs offered at community colleges we hope to help students improve interpersonal skills, expand the ability to make better decisions and develop business acumen.”
“This is a major gift for Bladen Community College and helped us reach the goal of one million dollars donated to the college’s foundation,” stated BCC’s President, Dr. William Findt.
Dr. Findt added “The partnership with BB&T will yield benefits for the community’s workforce and beyond.”
BB&T is one of the largest financial services holding companies in the nation with $222.7 billion in assets and market capitalization of approximately $39.1 billion, as of June 30. Based in Winston-Salem, the company operates more than 1,900 financial centers in 15 states and Washington, D.C.