The Siemens Foundation recently announced a $30-million, 10-year initiative to drive an inclusive workforce for the electric vehicle (EV) charging sector, according to a company press release. The program, EVeryone Charging Forward, was created in response to the rapid growth of the EV charging sector due to both public and private investment, resulting in significant demand for skilled workers across the industry.
“The $1.5-trillion investment in infrastructure from the Biden Administration presents an unprecedented opportunity for the United States to reclaim and maintain a leadership role in manufacturing while growing the clean energy economy. But, to accomplish these goals we must attract, train and retain an inclusive workforce like never before,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of Siemens Foundation, in the press release.
“There is an incredible need for teams with a combination of skill sets in the EV charging space,” added Barbara Humpton, CEO of Siemens USA and chair of the Board of Siemens Foundation, in the release. “Not only that, but these jobs also connect people to the important work of advancing our sustainable future. As we electrify our infrastructure, we’re also working to build a more equitable workforce, expanding the opportunities available for people to pursue well-paying, purpose-driven careers.”