GE Foundation Grants Delgado $1.5 Million to Support Skills and Economic Development

         The GE Foundation announced they would be giving a multi-year $1.5 million grant to support the development of advanced manufacturing and water management skills in New Orleans.

         The announcement took place on Wednesday, October 1, at the 87th Annual Water Environment Federation's Annual Technical Exhibition & Conference (WEFTEC), the world's largest annual water quality conference and exhibition, held at the New Orleans Morial Convention Center.

The program will support Delgado Community College's ongoing efforts to train certified water infrastructure personnel, helping to fill critical infrastructure jobs by connecting job seekers to opportunities at the Sewerage and Water Board of New Orleans.

Foundation officials say this program is an extension of a century's old commitment to the City of New Orleans by GE and the GE Foundation, and their ongoing work to support skill building and advanced manufacturing efforts around the globe.


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