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ACC Auto Tech Awarded ZEV Workforce Development Grant

ACC Auto Tech Awarded ZEV Workforce Development Grant

The ACC Automotive Service Technology program has been awarded the Zero Emission Vehicle (ZEV) Workforce Development Grant in the amount of $80,498 from the Colorado Department of Transportation (Office of Innovative Mobility).

This grant will allow ACC to acquire and utilize state-of-the-art simulation equipment for the training and upskilling of up to 40 students and/or currently employed automotive service industry technicians.

Training will cover safety procedures, operations, and the diagnosis & servicing of electric vehicles.

“As Colorado continues to expand access to electric vehicles, it's crucial we have a skilled workforce and invest in infrastructure that meets this demand,” stated Colorado Governor Jared Polis. “These investments will allow more Coloradans to receive the training needed for EV-related jobs and expand education on zero emission transportation. In order to reach our goal of 100% renewable energy by 2040, we need an improved infrastructure and a skilled workforce to depend on, and I look forward to the impact these grants will have.”

For more information about the ZEV Workforce Development Grant or the ACC Auto Tech program, please contact doc [dot] viola [at] arapahoe [dot] edu (Doc Viola).