Toledo Technology Academy pushes electric vehicle education after GM announcement

General Motors announced last Friday it will invest $760 million into its Toledo Propulsions Systems facility on Alexis Road to produce drive units for electric vehicles.

The goal is to put Toledo on course for a future in EV manufacturing.

Local trade schools, like the Toledo Technology Academy of Engineering, are adapting to prepare their students for the emerging industry.

While the school has had electric vehicle clubs going back 20 years, now they’re emphasizing the technology more than ever and making sure their curriculum is giving their students hands-on learning to get a jump start in Toledo’s changing market, such as inside the school’s engineering and technology wing.

Inside the large workshop, a group of busy seniors are fine-tuning their latest project: a robotic arm.