Lansing, Michigan. – Today, Governor Whitmer and the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) announced the launch of a new website, Michigan.gov/EVJobsAcademy, to connect Michiganders with well-paying job opportunities in the rapidly expanding automotive and electric industries. Today’s announcement builds on a $5 million investment last year in the Michigan Electric Jobs Academy (EV Careers Academy).
“The EV Jobs Academy will connect Michiganders with well-paying jobs building electric vehicles, batteries, and other automotive components as we continue to grow our economy and make investments to lead the mobility and electrification future,” he said. Governor Whitmer. “Since I took office, we have secured more than 35,000 jobs in the automotive and battery electric industries, chip manufacturing, and clean energy production. We are building the economy of the future and creating opportunity for Michiganders in every area. Whether you are a unionized auto worker or a fresh engineering graduate, we want to show Michigan is the best place for you to thrive doing rewarding work. The EV Careers Academy will be an invaluable link between industry and talent, and I look forward to bringing more investments and jobs home as we build a brighter future for Michigan.”
The EV Jobs Academy is designed to provide Michiganders with educational assistance and supportive services, including “earn while you learn” opportunities through registered apprenticeships, to support and streamline onramps to high-paying, in-demand jobs. With over 100 partners including employers, industry stakeholders, and educational institutions, the EV Careers Academy leads the state’s advanced mobility talent development for the future.
Some of the in-demand jobs that EV Jobs Academy prepares for Michiganders include assemblers, fabricators, electrical engineers, technicians, information security analysts, IT professionals, maintenance and repair workers, and software developers.
Michiganders interested in exploring new careers with excellent advancement opportunities are encouraged to visit Michigan.gov/EVJobsAcademy and complete Online interest form So that a local EV Jobs Academy partner can contact them and provide details of available local resources to connect them with career resources and opportunities.
“The automotive and electric industries provide once-in-a-lifetime job opportunities for Michiganders, and I encourage anyone interested in learning more about this evolving industry to contact the EV Careers Academy,” said LEO Director and Michigan Council President. to navigate in the future Susan Corbyn. “Not only do jobs in this growing industry depend on the success of Michigan’s economic future, but it also builds and creates new opportunities and financial stability for Michigan’s hardworking people.”
“The employer-led collaborative EV Jobs Academy continues to evolve and grow with employer and stakeholder participation,” he said Michel OrestExecutive Director of the Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN). “This initiative is designed to provide opportunities for employers to report vocational skills needs for mobility and electric vehicles and recruiting prospects directly to education and training providers for curriculum updates and partners who work directly with job seekers.”
In addition to LEO and WIN, EV Jobs Academy’s collaborative partners include:
- Advanced Automotive Technology Center
- Automotive Research Center
- Detroit Regional Chamber of Commerce
- Mitch is automatic
- Michigan Coalition for Major Mobility Advances
- Michigan Community College Association
- Michigan Works! network
- National Consortium for Advanced Mobility
- Southeast Michigan Community Coalition
- Southeast Michigan Council of Government
- Wayne County College Network
- Workforce Development Institute
View the full list of partners on the EV Careers Academy webpage.