To build a diverse, local workforce pipeline capable of powering this new facility, Toyota has invested $1 million to expand education and career readiness opportunities for students in the North Carolina Triad region.
Toyota made grants of $500,000 each to Communities in Schools (CIS) of Randolph County and North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University (NC A&T) to help strengthen science, technology, engineering, the arts and mathematics (STEAM) education programs that support workforce readiness.
Communities in Schools of Randolph County
To help students stay in school, grant funds will support key services such as weekend meals, academic tutoring, financial literacy and mentoring.
North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University
Toyota’s start-up grant will establish the Toyota STEAM Lab at NC A&T’s College of Education. Inside this innovative space, elementary and secondary education majors will gain hands-on practice teaching with devices and technologies designed for K-12 student learning.