Duke Energy partners with tech colleges.

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Duke Energy is partnering with the S.C. Technical College System to invest $1 million in grants to expand training opportunities for much-needed utility lineworkers across the state.

The company will need this highly-skilled workforce as it builds a smart, secure and flexible electric infrastructure to better serve customers and keep South Carolina competitive now and in the years ahead, according to a statement from Duke Energy.

"As Duke Energy and other utilities build the smart-thinking grid of the future and the industry adapts to an aging workforce that will retire in the coming years thousands of jobs will be created and filled. The backbone of the workforce is the certified utility lineworker," Duke Energy spokesman Ryan Mosier said.

Utilities are projecting the need for at least...

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