The Baltimore Electrical JATC is offering the Electrical Vehicle Infrastructure Training Program (EVITP), a 20-hour course for journey-level electricians to get trained and certified to build the United States’ electric vehicle charging system. At a cost of only $85, this option offers significant savings as compared to the course offered on the EVITP website for $275. The Baltimore Electrical JATC certification class is open to any Local 24 JW member who is currently working for a contributing employer, or has been laid off by a contributing employer in the last 12 months. For more information or to enroll, contact the JATC at 410 247-3313.
In a recent letter to business managers, IBEW International President Lonnie R. Stephenson said, “EVITP is a nationally recognized training standard for installing electric vehicle supply equipment, and the federal government is expected to require the training, which it considers essential to the safe long-term operation and maintenance of the electric vehicle charging infrastructure. This advanced skill program builds on the platform of qualified electricians’ extensive knowledge, skills and experience, so EVITP certification is easily accomplished for many IBEW journey-level workers, requiring a short, 20-hour course, available in person at IBEW training centers and online.”