CHARLOTTE, N.C. -- The University of North Carolina at Charlotte is getting more than $3 million for its energy program.

The money is being donated by Westinghouse Electric Company to the Energy Production and Infrastructure Center (EPIC).

The university's energy production and infrastructure center will get equipment, services and scholarship funding. Included in the donation are two 30-ton industrial cranes and the use of the Westinghouse welding test shop in Rock Hill.

This kind of support is critical to the success of this program, which we foresee as a model for business and education cooperation in the energy sphere, said UNC Charlotte Chancellor Philip L. Dubois in a statement Monday morning. EPIC will match the needs of energy companies with graduates who have the comprehensive skill sets needed to compete in the 21st century.

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