City and State leaders are presented with a once-in-a-generation opportunity to transform their communities thanks to historic federal investments in infrastructure, including those in the electric vehicle (EV) charging infrastructure. Achieving the promise of such investments will require a skilled and ready talent pipeline to build America’s next-generation infrastructure.
To reach this goal, leaders must build intentional onramps to the new clean economy for underserved and marginalized communities through equitable workforce development. To succeed, states and cities must address critical workforce challenges simultaneously.
The National Governors Association and the National League of Cities have partnered to launch the State and Local Collaborative to Support an Inclusive Workforce for the Electric Vehicle Charging Sector (EV Workforce Collaborative) to help cities and states align policy and funding and develop accessible career pathways in the electric vehicle sector. Our collaboration builds on each partners’ assets with their members and in workforce development to help states and cities build similar collaborations in building a more inclusive EV charging workforce.
The EV Workforce Collaborative is proudly supported by the Siemens Foundation’s new EVeryone Charging Forward™ initiative.