September 19, 2022
Source: The Philadelphia Inquirer
The International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers is supercharged to have been chosen by President Biden to take the lead on the installation and maintenance of a national network of Electric Vehicle (EV) charging stations (“In Detroit, Biden touts electric vehicles,” Sep. 15). This coveted designation is a huge credit to our International President, Lonnie Stephenson, who saw the EV revolution coming and created the Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program, the gold standard of the EV industry. The U.S. Department of Transportation agrees, recommending earlier this year that the EVITP be the national certification standard for training the national workforce that will install $5 billion of EV charging stations across 53,000 miles of highways in 35 states, including Pennsylvania. Here in Philadelphia, IBEW Local 98 was among the very first IBEW Locals in the nation to educate our apprentices in EV technology.