WILMINGTON, NC (WECT) – Officials from Riverfest gave the CFCC Marine Technology program a check Monday morning for student scholarships.
The scholarship funds will go towards helping students afford tuition and fees to attend the marine tech program. According to CFCC, the program is the state's only two-year program that offers students hands-on offshore experience for jobs in the maritime industry.
CFCC said graduates find work in a variety of industries that include offshore petroleum exploration, maintaining waterways and inlets for shipping and commercial fishing, beach re-nourishment efforts, and monitoring the overall health of our coastal environment.
Last week, the NC governor's budget proposed cutting half the funds needed to run the marine tech program.