LANSING, Mich. – Gov. Whitmer joined the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) to award a $5 million Michigan Revolution for Electrification of Vehicles Academy (MiREV) grant to Southeast Michigan Community Alliance (SEMCA) to further position the state at the center of the nation’s electric vehicle and mobility industry growth by proactively preparing the talent needed. The project is led by Workforce Intelligence Network (WIN) staff (employed by SEMCA) with SEMCA in a key role and with 40+ other partners.
SEMCA will use MiREV funds to sustain and expand employer-led collaboratives designed to develop and initiate academies focused on closing industry-based skills gaps. This will be accomplished through attracting, upskilling and reskilling a mobility workforce across Michigan and through serving historically underserved populations while creating a talent pipeline needed for the electrification of vehicles.
SEMCA will establish and expand employer-led collaboratives that support MiREV functions including developing a sustainability plan, coordinating and performing outreach events and supporting employer champions and industry experts in building, implementing and managing academies.
Career seekers interested in pursuing opportunities in this industry, should reach out to their local SEMCA Michigan Works! American Job Center to explore occupations in mobility and electrification.