Senators Stabenow and Peters Applaud Launch of New Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan

New Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub will Prepare Michigan Workers for the Clean Energy Future, Increase Access to Good-Paying Jobs, and Boost Michigan’s Economy

Thursday, April 25, 2024

WASHINGTON – Today, Senators Debbie Stabenow and Gary Peters applauded the announcement of a new Electric Vehicle Workforce Hub in Michigan, which will ensure that Michigan’s workers, unions, and businesses who power our auto industry continue to lead the clean energy future. This hub will help provide existing workers and factories with the tools and support they need to play a leading role in the transition to electric vehicles.

“Michigan workers are the best in the world. President Biden’s decision to locate this workforce hub in Michigan showcases our innovation and leadership in our clean energy future. This investment means that workers who have powered our auto industry for years will power the electric vehicle industry into the future,” said Senator Stabenow.

“We’ve made historic investments in our country that will create the good-paying, in-demand jobs of the future, but now we must ensure that Michigan workers have the training and skills needed to seize these opportunities,” said Senator Peters. “I’m thrilled that Detroit was selected to be a national workforce hub for electric vehicles. This investment will make sure Michigan autoworkers are equipped to lead the future of the automotive industry, including by building the electric vehicles that will ensure we can outcompete Chinese manufacturers, and continue growing our economy from the middle-class out.”

This announcement is part of the Biden Administration’s efforts to invest in our workforce to prepare people for the jobs created by the Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act, the CHIPS and Science Act, and the Inflation Reduction Act, all passed with the help of Senators Stabenow and Peters. It builds on efforts by the Biden Administration to invest in the retooling of existing auto plants and rehiring of existing workers for the electric vehicle transition.

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