The Georgia Department of Education is helping to ramp-up the state's skillsets for EV manufacturing with the introduction of a dedicated career pathway for the new auto category. The Electric Vehicle Career Pathway (EVCP) is part of Governor Brian Kemp's pledge to create 7,500 jobs in the state by hosting Rivian Inc., a $5 billion contribution to the state economy. Curriculum will be available for Georgia high school students through CTAE programs.
Georgia is familiar with the auto sector. Doraville became home to a General Motors facility in 1947, with Ford and Kia following. Earlier in 2022, Hyundai Motor Group Metaplant America broke ground on an EV manufacturing facility in Bryan County. The announcement of Rivian's arrival was made in 2021 - their East Point facility expects to product 400,000 vehicles annually from 2026.
Woodruff School has previously partnered with Siemens to address the infrastructure component of the the EV agenda (see current charging points). Another course, Electric Vehicles & the Grid, works with Georgia Tech students.