Go Electric supports training, funding and internship programs for students, professionals and partners in the EV industry.
Training for electricians
The Electric Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP) trains electricians to install and maintain EV charging infrastructure in a safe and cost-effective way. EVITP is a four-day program delivered by the Electrical Joint Training Committee (EJTC). Red Seal electricians can get funding for up to 50% of the training costs.
The Pacific Institute of Climate Solutions’ (PICS) Opportunity Projects Program (OPP) provides funding to students to pursue innovative EV research. Go Electric has contributed $378,000 towards two OPP funding calls.
The PICS’ OPP provides support for research projects that develop new knowledge that is used:
for climate change mitigation and adaptation solutions
to help stimulate job and economic growth in the EV sector
The program is delivered through PICS at the University of Victoria.
EV maintenance training for automotive technicians
The EV Maintenance Training program offers Red Seal automotive technicians the skills needed to diagnose, maintain, and repair EVs across BC. The program started as a pilot with the BCIT School of Transportation and teaches operation service and maintenance of all EV systems and components.
The program has been expanded in partnership with Trades Training BC, and is now offered at the following post-secondary institutions: Camosun College, Okanagan College, and the College of New Caledonia. Additionally, EV maintenance training courses are scheduled to be offered in late 2023 at Vancouver Island University, College of the Rockies, and Kwantlen Polytechnic University.