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Four southern Illinois community colleges receive grants to support the electric vehicle industry

An electric vehicle is pictured charging in Chicago.
Andrew Adams
Capitol News Illinois
An electric vehicle is pictured charging in Chicago.

25 Illinois community colleges will use over $9 million in state grants to build capacity for Electric Vehicle Job training programs and create programs that support E-V technology development.

The funding comes from the Illinois Community College Board, through its Rev Up EV! Community College Initiative.

Overall, the funding will promote the development and growth of training programs that prepare individuals for careers in EV technology and EV-specific advanced manufacturing fields.

In southern Illinois, John A. Logan College in Carterville, Rend Lake College in Ina and Kaskaskia College in Centralia will use their grants for technology development and expansion including the expansion of EV job training programs from development and production to maintenance of Electric Vehicles and installation of critical infrastructure.

Southeastern Illinois College in Harrisburg will use its funding to help prepare colleges for the future needs of the industry.

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