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January 20, 2021 | Tom Ballard

DOE funds joint ORNL-Youngstown State “Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center”

In the clearest sign that the federal government moves on even on Inauguration Day, the U.S. Department of Energy announced yesterday announced that it is partnering with Youngstown State University and Oak Ridge National Laboratory to advance workforce development for the battery manufacturing industry.

The one million dollar project will assist in the development of an “Energy Storage Workforce Innovation Center,” which will serve as a training center based in the Midwest. It will support the battery and electric vehicle manufacturing industry in the North-East region of Ohio – referred to as “Voltage Valley” due to the number of investments made in the area by the electric vehicle industry – by helping supply a capable workforce.

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