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The College of Southern Nevada Foundation has received $3.1 million in funding to support the campus expansion for rising students to foster the next generation of energy experts.

The funding was awarded by Engelstad Family Foundation ($3 million) and Schneider Electric ($100,000) to support the new CSN and Nevada State College Engelstad Health Sciences at Henderson Campus.

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Schneider Electric is involved in internship recruitment with the college to address the skills gap within the energy industry.

CSN President Federico Zaragoza, said: "Support for the CSN Foundation from corporate partners is vital to our ability to generate the world-class technicians and professionals desperately needed by Southern Nevada employers.  The CSN Foundation provides student scholarship and invests in performance excellence in the classroom, facilities, and capital improvements."

"We believe it is critical to invest in our future workforce now to ensure we have the right people, with the right skills, to drive the energy industry forward. Schneider Electric is proud to strengthen our relationship with the College of Southern Nevada, its foundation and its students in support of our broader commitment to developing diverse talent in the STEM fields," said Julie Quinones, operations manager, Schneider Electric.