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Alternative and Renewable Fuel
and Vehicle Technology Program:

San Francisco Department of Economic and Workforce Development


Type of organization: Workforce Investment Boards.

Type of training: Electric vehicle technical and charging infrastructure courses.

Area served: Greater San Francisco Bay area.

Location of training: City College of San Francisco, the College of Marin, Santa Rosa Junior College.

Estimated trainees: 144 or more

Instruction details:Nine intermediate auto technician training courses with an emphasis on electric vehicle drive trains (including hybrid-electric, plug-in hybrid electric and pure battery-electric vehicles. Training in electric vehicle charge station network installation and maintenance.

Result of classes: Upon successful completion participants will be prepared for careers in the Electric Vehicle (EV) industry sectors, which may include:

  • Automobile dealerships that will be marketing EVs in the 2010 – 2012 timeframe;
  • Independent repair shops that service EVs;
  • EV charge station manufacturers and installers;
  • Public and private fleet operators;
  • Local government transport.

More about the organization: Primary partners in the Consortium include Workforce Investment San Francisco, the designated Workforce Investment Board for San Francisco City and County; the Workforce Investment Boards of Sonoma and Marin County; City College of San Francisco, the College of Marin, Santa Rosa Junior College (located in Sonoma County); the San Francisco EV Association, and the Bay Area EV Corridor Project, which is a coalition of Bay Area regional public agencies, local governments, EV companies, and business organizations advancing a coordinated plan to make the Bay Area the "EV Capital of the United States".

Primary Bay Area EV Corridor Project partners include the Joint Policy Committee of the four regional public agencies of the Bay Area (the Association of Bay Area Governments, the Metropolitan Transportation Commission, the Bay Area Air Quality Management District, and the Bay Conservation and Development Commission); the City and County of San Francisco; the City of San Jose; Coulomb Technologies; and many other employer and business organizations.

Find more information here: TBA

Program Manager Contact:
Guillermo Rodriguez
(415) 581-2311

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