Training agreement for electric vehicles

Michelle Slater

The Latrobe Valley is one-step closer to a new electric vehicle factory with the signing of a memorandum of understanding between manufacturers SEA and TAFE Gippsland on Friday.

The MOU formalises an agreement to collaborate developing new curriculum and delivering training for workers interested in the EV industry.

SEA regional director Mark Cameron said it was an important step in driving the shift towards a sustainable transport future.

“We want to upskill people in the Latrobe Valley to have a fully-prepared workforce for when we commission this facility in 2021,” Mr Cameron said.

TAFE Gippsland chief executive Grant Radford they were designing the curriculum to deliver the courses to aspiring workers.

The Latrobe Valley Authority is working with SEA and Latrobe City Council to find an appropriate site for the facility, which is due to be under construction in 2020 and begin operations in 2021.