ChargerHelp! - Michigan Central


Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment Technician (EVSE) Training Program

Detroiters will learn how to become repair technicians for electric vehicle (EV) charging stations and will become a nationally certified Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Technician. The 4- to 6-week program is designed to accommodate the schedules of working adults.

There are just three requirements to enroll: 1) Participants must live in Detroit, 2) be able to read at a ninth-grade level and 3) have a high school diploma or GED*. If you meet these requirements and are interested in the opportunity sign up to express your interest at the link below.

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*If you don’t have a GED or diploma, Detroit at Work can help you earn a GED and get you ready for the next training and career opportunity.


Frequently Asked Questions about the ChargerHelp! Electric Vehicle Supply Equipment (EVSE) Training Program

Q: How long is this program?
A: This is a 4- to 6-week long training program.

Q: Who is eligible to participate in this program?
A: This program was designed to train adults with zero- to some experience with automotive and electric maintenance and operations. However, to successfully complete the training program, a minimum of a ninth-grade reading level and a high school diploma or equivalent is required.

Q: How much will this program cost me?
A: This program will come at no cost to its participants.

Q: Where will this training take place?
A: This training will take place at the Michigan Central campus, at the Bagley Mobility Hub,at Newlab at Michigan Central, located at 2050 15th Street, Detroit, MI 48216.

Q: Does this program guarantee a job upon completion?
A: While this program does not guarantee employment upon completion, we have several employer partners who are interested in hiring the graduates of this program. Participants also will be connected to a network of training providers and employers through Michigan Central’s partnership with the State of Michigan EV Jobs Academy.

Q: If I have transportation issues, will I be able to participate? Is there a virtual option?
A: Because students will be learning on the latest EVSE hardware and software technology, this training will be a hands-on training program and will not be accessible online or virtually. Full participation is required for success. In the event of transportation issues or barriers, we have partnered with Detroit at Work, who has several resources to support jobseekers with completing training programs.

Q: When will the program start?
A: The program will start in Fall 2023.

Q: I have more questions. Who can I speak with?
A: For more information, please reach out to Myka Burley at or 734-991-3154.

Q: I’m interested in participating in this program. What’s next?
A: If this program is of interest to you, please let us know by completing the form on the Skills Programming Page and checking the box for the ChargerHelp! program, and we will reach out to you directly when enrollment begins!