Siemens Foundation awards $3 million to support training in the EV charging sector – Charged EVs

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The Siemens Foundation has announced a $3-million grant to the Families and Workers Fund’s (FWF) Powering Climate and Infrastructure Careers for All, a fund with a mission to ensure that people from marginalized communities have access to the clean economy. The grant is part of the Siemens Foundation’s EVeryone Charging Forward workforce development initiative, which seeks to provide career pathways for all in the EV charging sector.

FWF will identify and support EV charging workforce programs across the country and provide funding for services to help overcome common barriers to career success, including equipment and uniforms, child care, transportation, affordable housing and mental health support.

“With historic federal investments to modernize our infrastructure and decarbonize our climate, we must ensure participation by everyone in our economy,” said David Etzwiler, CEO of Siemens Foundation. “The acceleration of industry demand for workers means we must work together to ensure all individuals have the resources necessary to secure clean energy jobs.”

“Training for a new career is hard, and life can too often derail people from completing training or apprenticeship programs,” said Rachel Korberg, Executive Director of the Families and Workers Fund. “By connecting overlooked and underestimated talent with supportive services, we can help boost program completion rates, unlock pathways to good careers, and bring new, sorely-needed workers into the clean energy economy.”

Source: Siemens Foundation



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