The Piedmont Triad Partnership has awarded two grants worth $119,000 to help fund workforce development initiatives in the Triad.

The grants went to “For Inspiration and Recognition of Science and Technology” (First) for a student robotics competition and a Davidson County Community College mobile healthcare training initiative.

The grants are part of the WIRED Focus Grants program.

The student robotics program will create several teams in Guilford, Forsyth, Randolph and Yadkin counties and include students ages 6 to 18.

Davidson County Community College will use its grant to purchase and customize a mobile simulation training lab.
The WIRED program is funding 13 projects across the Triad.