Georgia schools adding EV career pathway after Rivian announcement

The state Department of Education is responding to last week’s announcement that a major electric vehicle manufacturing plant will be built in Georgia by creating an EV career pathway.

The department’s Career, Technical and Agricultural Education (CTAE) staff will work with industry representatives and educators to develop courses to prepare students for careers in the electric vehicle industry.

The curriculum will include EV-specific coursework along with instruction in engineering, manufacturing, drafting/design, and automotive technology.

“As educators, it is our responsibility to prepare students for successful futures, so it’s essential that we mount a rapid response to emerging workforce needs within the state of Georgia,” State School Superintendent Richard Woods said.