As EV industry grows, more skilled techs are needed to service vehicles and charging stations

The rise of electric vehicle (EV) sales has led to a demand for technicians to repair and service EVs and install and maintain residential and commercial charging stations.

Cuyahoga Community College (Tri-C®) is launching an EV technician program with flexible learning options to address the growing need for skilled technicians.

“In the rapidly evolving world of electric vehicles, this new program will offer adult learners an entry into 21st-century automotive technology,” said Shana Marbury, executive vice president of Tri-C’s Workforce, Community and Economic Development division. “As this industry continues to grow, Tri-C remains committed to offering innovative programs that provide a pipeline of skilled talent to meet the region’s workforce needs.”

The training program is fully online and self-paced. Among its features are:

• Learn at your own pace, virtual training modules

• State-of-the-art simulator software with built-in lab experiments

• Web-based curriculum software with interactive content, including labs, videos and online exams

• Access to additional online program resources

In 2015, about 580,000 EVs were sold worldwide. That number rose to 3.5 million EV sales in 2021, with sales projected to reach 40 million by 2030.

The EV technology program is provided in partnership with George Brown College. The cost for the complete program is $1,750.

To learn more, contact Wendy Cox, coordinator for Tri-C’s Manufacturing Technology Center, via email ( or at 216-987-3064.