The push toward electrification makes for big changes in the way vehicles are serviced and maintained. Moving into the future, the world will need qualified techs to keep those highly technical machines on the road. Working in concert with the Legacy EV, the Northeast Texas Community College’s Carroll Shelby Automotive Program is offering the training to ensure qualified techs are ready for that eventuality.
“We’re thrilled to announce this new Legacy EV certification program for the students at the Carroll Shelby Automotive Program,” said Mavrick Knoles, president, and co-founder of Legacy EV. “As EVscontinue to make up greater market share among drivers, the demand fortechnicians who are trained in repair and maintenance is critical. Working withthe Carroll Shelby Automotive Program, we are establishing a new standard forEV education as we train the next generation of auto mechanics.”
This five-part program covers electric-vehicle history and technology, which includes motors, batteries, chargers, andconverters. The hands-on training is designed to help students familiar with internal-combustion engines apply that knowledge to electric motors.
“Carroll Shelby was committed to embracing new technologies and blazing new trails,” said Jon McCullough, executive vicepresident for advancement at Northeast Texas Community College. “Before he passed, Carroll forecasted the automotive industry’s embrace of electric technology. That future is coming to fruition, and we’re honored that his automotive program will be the first in the country to offer an on-campus EV certification from an accredited college.”
Northeast Texas Community College will roll out an accelerated course this summer and a full elective course will begin in the fall of 2022.