Rep. Brady, Sen. Barickman, and Gov. Pritzker today joined Heartland Community College officials and auto maker Rivian for a first look at the new Electric Vehicle Energy Storage training program on campus. Students this fall began their training for jobs in the growing electric vehicle sector.
“This Educational Partnership between Heartland Community College and Rivian will provide an Associates of Applied Science Degree in Electric Vehicle Design, and good paying jobs in the E.V. field, thanks to the Rebuild Illinois Program,” said Representative Dan Brady.
“Thanks to our collaboration with industry partners like Rivian, and with the significant impact of the Manufacturing Training Academy grant, Heartland Community College is poised to become a regional leader in advanced manufacturing education,” said Heartland President Keith Cornille. “We anticipate seeing 360 students complete training through the EVES program over the next five years, and to have our state-of-the-art facility open and hosting students on our main campus in 2023. This will be a benefit for employers seeking trained workers in the rapidly growing electric vehicle and battery technology industry.”