As part of the plan to increase the number of electric vehicles on the road, Governor JB Preszker on Thursday announced a training program for the production and maintenance of these cars to “attract people to the best paid jobs in our economy.”
The Electric Vehicle Energy Storage Training Program in Lower Bloomington is designed to attract students to Illinois and teach students the technical skills needed for electric cars.
To that end, Priscilla hopes to provide incentives for manufacturers of electric charging stations and other related businesses in the industry.
At this time of economic recovery, Illinois is a hub for investment and growth, and there is no place more realistic than electric vehicles, ”said Preszker.
We are working to double our investment in electric vehicle manufacturing and suppliers. With our Illinois Legislative Package, it will clear our land in this growing industry and bring thousands of new jobs to our state.
Priscilla joined the state legislature, college officials, Heartland Community College, and electric vehicle manufacturer Rivian for advertising on the school’s Bloomington campus.
The plan aims to achieve the goal of getting one million electric vehicles on the road by 2030, according to the Energy Law passed by the General Assembly last month.
Heartland President Keith Cornell’s “first-of-its-kind” program offers “edge training.” Over the next five years, the community college will train more than 360 people in energy storage techniques, Cornell said.
The first batch of students in the energy storage program began their training during the fall semester. Once completed, students can go to work through training programs or directly in the electric vehicle industry.
Careers include advanced manufacturing, final assembly and service skills focused on research, troubleshooting and maintenance of electrical vehicles or maintenance and support of battery systems in residential, commercial and utility measurement applications, Heartland website on the program.
After months of negotiations, Priscilla signed a law reforming the state’s energy sector last month, calling the measure “a huge step forward” for Illinois.
The energy law includes incentives for those who want to buy electric vehicles.
However, the governor said he was part of a plan to boost the region’s green energy sector.
State representative Dave Vella, de Rockford, said the language of the bill could be released as soon as Friday.
“We have passed enough electric vehicle tax credit on the last bill, and we are trying to bring electric car manufacturers to the area,” Vella said. This is a large enough package to bring a lot of business and investment to the state of Illinois.
Vela has worked with the governor’s office for the past three to four months on a tax credit for electric car chargers, batteries, and small parts manufacturers to attract more businesses to the state and boost the electric car. Sector. Details are still being leaked.
Speaking at a news conference on Thursday, Speaker Emmanuel “Welch expressed support for Illinois as a leader in green energy.”
Welch said: “We have fought hard, and we will continue to fight hard to keep Illinois at the forefront.”
The Welch team has not yet seen the official language of the proposed incentive package, so the speaker declined to comment on the additional legislation that Vella is working on.
In a statement, Senate President Don Harmon said the upper house of parliament is “open and interested in the ideas of the ruling president to build the state’s green energy economy.”
The statement added: “The team is excited to see if they can come together in the acronym.”