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Federal Battery Workforce Initiative guideline standards discussed at Michigan event

Rendering of proposed Detroit battery plant
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Rendering of proposed Detroit battery plant

Federal and state officials gathered in Lansing today to announce new standards for some federal “Battery Workforce Initiative” apprenticeships.

The new standards aim to ensure machine battery operators are all receiving the same level of training when they join a registered apprenticeship program.

U-S Department of Energy Secretary Jennifer Granholm says this is part of holistic thinking about the economy.

“You can provide incentives for employers to come but, if you’re not making sure you have a workforce that’s trained for those jobs, those future facing jobs, then you will have missed the whole pie.”

The U-S Department of Energy says curricula for its new standards are still being worked on.

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