Education & Training

EV Jobs Academy

EV Jobs Academy

MAGMA convenes the EV Jobs Academy employer-led collaborative funded by a grant from the Michigan Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO) and Michigan Economic Development Corporation (MEDC). EV Jobs Academy follows a five-year timeline from 2022 until 2027. Read more about MAGMA’s mission and objectives here.

EV Jobs Academy is comprised of over 100 stakeholder partners to identify the electrified vehicle and mobility-related occupational skill needs while developing and scaling postsecondary credentialing programs utilizing a turn-key online shared learning platform for MODACs’ 32 colleges and universities statewide. The curriculum created by the EV Jobs Academy collaborative and project teams will be shared on the Michigan Workforce Training and Education Collaborative website. Click here to learn more about the curriculum sharing platform. 


Developed by WIN Executive Director Michele Economou Ureste, the EV Jobs Academy Strategy includes seven employer-led collaboratives working together to strengthen and upskill Michigan’s EV and Mobility workforce.

Mobility Talent, Defense and Outdoor Recreation Vehicles, Smart Cities and Communities Fleet (SC2FC) collaboratives are supported by Research, Recruitment, and the Education and Training Academy project teams developing outreach strategies and comprehensive asset maps of scalable training to build the talent pool of technicians and engineers required to develop and repair electrified vehicles.

The EV Jobs Academy collaboratives, project teams, and Academy includes:

  1. Full Collaborative led by Michigan Alliance for Greater Mobility Advancement (MAGMA) and the Department of Labor and Economic Opportunity (LEO).
  2. Southeast Michigan Mobility Talent Collaborative led by the Detroit Chamber of Commerce and MICHauto. 
  3. Defense and Outdoor Recreation Vehicles Collaborative led by the National Advanced Mobility Consortium (NAMC) with support from Michigan Technological University and UP Michigan Works!
  4. Smart Cities and Communities Fleet (SC2FC) Collaborative led by the Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG).
  5. EV Jobs Academy Education & Training Project Team facilitated and sector strategy development from leading experts including the MAGMA Governing Board member from the Center for Advanced Automotive Transportation (CAAT)Michigan Occupational Deans Administrative Council (MODAC)Smart Automation Certification Alliance (SACA)Michigan Tech University (MTU), and WIN community college partners with support from the SEMCA WIN Advance Michigan Center for Apprenticeship Innovation (AMCAI). Once completed, the curriculum will be posted on the Michigan Workforce Training and Education Collaborative website.
  6. Research Project Team led by the Center for Automotive Research (CAR)WIN Research & Data Team, W.E. UpJohn Institute For Employment Research, and Southeast Michigan Council of Governments (SEMCOG). 
  7. Outreach and Recruitment Project Team led by WIN Michigan Works! Agencies partners.

Industry stakeholders, employers, and education partners are the driving force to building this highly-charged collaborative. To be successful, WIN is inviting all mobility sector and industry leaders to participate in the EV Jobs Academy initiative by emailing

For more information about EV Jobs Academy click here.

For more information about MAGMA’s convener, WIN, please visit You can also download WIN’s 2021 Annual Report for information about WIN-led initiatives, including MAGMA.