David Whalen, Central Piedmont Community College student and Siemens apprentice answers media questions during a plant tour Wednesday, September 24, 2014 at the Siemens Charlotte Energy Hub in Charlotte, NC. Siemens is providing a $32 million in-kind software grant to Central Piedmont Community College to educate and train workers for the manufacturing industry. This academic partnership will help North Carolina prepare a highly skilled workforce necessary to take advantage of a manufacturing resurgence in America.
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