With the growing popularity of electric and plug-in hybrid electric vehicles, Vermont is seeing rapid growth in the installation of both residential and commercial charging stations. On December 13, Vermont Tech will host a free electric vehicle charging station installation-training course for licensed electricians and electrical students. Drive Electric Vermont and the Vermont Energy Investment Corporation are sponsoring the training course, which will be held at Vermont Tech’s Williston campus in the CEWD classroom. Experienced electricians from DK Power, a Rhode Island-based electric contractor, will be facilitating the training.
“Electric vehicle charging stations are becoming a major part of Vermont’s infrastructure and the need will keep increasing as the technology is refined,” said Michelle Girouard, project manager of Green Trainings at Vermont Tech. “This course will provide Vermont electricians and electrical students with the necessary skills to take advantage of this growing opportunity.”
The five hour free training course will cover the technical and sitting considerations of installing commercial and residential charging stations. With extensive experience installing charging stations, the electricians from DK Power will provide vital insight and skills into this growing opportunity for Vermont’s electrical contractors and apprentices. Electric vehicle charging stations are a crucial step forward for Vermont to reach its goal of reducing emissions from 1990 baseline levels 50 percent by 2028.
Registration information for this course can be found on Vermont Tech’s Green Training’s page. Vermont Tech’s Green Trainings programs teach the skills professionals need to increase expertise, expand work opportunities, and keep a professional edge. For more information about the electric vehicle charging station installation-training course, please visit their page here.