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NSF Funds Consortium to Create Talent for EV Industry

students in Clemson University's Vehicle Assembly Center

Students in the Vehicle Assembly Center of Clemson University, which will partner with technical colleges and industry to support workforce preparedness.

Credit: Clemson University

A new consortium based in South Carolina is receiving $2.83 million from the U.S. National Science Foundation to develop a workforce that can build and service electric and autonomous vehicles and develop the cybersecurity to protect them.

Named "Collaborative Research: REVVED," short for Revolutionizing Electric Vehicle Education, the consortium of colleges, industry partners, and workforce development centers will investigate the integration of virtual and augmented reality systems to support electric vehicle manufacturing and education.

"Our country has an unprecedented need, the need for a new generation of talent to respond to international competition for an automotive workforce with up-to-date skill sets required for the manufacturing and servicing of electric and autonomous vehicles," said Mary Thornley, president of Trident Technical College. "We are excited to work with strong partners to create that talent to ensure state and national competitiveness."

From Clemson University
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