U.S. Division of Power broadcasts $1 million partnership with Youngstown State

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The main goal of the DOE is to prepare a skilled workforce ready to enter the electrical industry in the region

by: Kelcey Norris

Posted: Jan 23, 2021 / 10:24 AM EST
Updated: Jan 23, 2021 / 10:24 AM EST

YOUNGSTOWN, Ohio (WKBN) – Youngstown State University has partnered with the US Department of Energy for $ 1 million.

The aim of the partnership is to develop an innovation center for energy storage employees, in which the students are informed about the advantages of producing clean energy in the newly renamed “Voltage Valley”.

Congressman Tim Ryan praised the collaboration to strengthen the region’s clean energy manufacturing of car batteries.

“The electronics industry is an important key not only to revitalizing American competitiveness, but also to revitalizing our workforce here in northeast Ohio,” said Ryan. “With Lordstown Motors, BRITE Energy Innovators, the GM-LC Chem Battery Plant, Youngstown State and others, our region is a world leader in creating the energy of the future and promoting VoltageValley.”

The Ministry of Energy hopes that these efforts will create a larger workforce in the electrical and renewable energy sectors, under the motto: “Innovate here, do it here and use it everywhere”.