DOE and DOL partner to release training guidelines for the battery workforce

March 27, 2024
The Battery Workforce Initiative (BWI)’s National Guideline Standards was created with the aid of battery manufacturers, community colleges, and unions.

The U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) has partnered with the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) to release guidelines for registered apprenticeships for battery machine operators. The Battery Workforce Initiative (BWI)’s National Guideline Standards was created with the aid of battery manufacturers, community colleges, and unions, and it outlines training requirements to support the skilled workforce needed for electric vehicle (EV) production. Curricula is currently under development, including BWI’s Pilot Training Project and the Battery Workforce Challenge (BWC) Program Regional Workforce Training (RWT) Hubs Project.

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