M State receives $350K grant to fund new electric vehicle training program for students

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(Fargo, ND) -- Minnesota State Community and Technical College is hosting a celebratory open house at the college’s state-of-the-art Transportation Center in Moorhead, after the school was awarded a federal grant for a new electric vehicle training program for students. The $350K grant was awarded by the National Science Foundation.

The open house takes place Wednesday, October 19th at 2 p.m.

“The energy surrounding the hybrid and electric vehicle market is surging; it’s a transformative era for the automotive industry, and we’re excited to be leading efforts to prepare students for this transition. It’s important that we don’t sit back and wait for the change, but rather take the wheel to lead the next generation of automotive service technicians to long and successful careers in the field," said M State President Carrie Brimhall. 

An array of electric vehicles will be on display during the event, and there will be an announcement about M State’s upcoming Level 3 EV charging station, which will be one of only four such stations in the Fargo-Moorhead area and will be available to the public at no cost. 

Original Air Date: 
Friday, October 7, 2022