Forsyth Tech signs partnership to expand technology workforce

The agreement was made with Soelect and Carolina Battery Institute to develop and advance training opportunities for students.

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Governor Roy Cooper at the contract signing between Forsyth Tech + Soelect and the Carolina Battery Institute.

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Forsyth Technical Community College is preparing students for cutting-edge careers. It’s the first community college to partner with Soelect Incorporated — an electric vehicle parts manufacturer — and The Carolina Battery Institute, a nonprofit that advances electric vehicle workforce development.

Soelect manufactures components of electric vehicles. The company has a facility in Greensboro and has faced a shortage of skilled battery technicians. Forsyth Tech hopes to meet that need by training more workers in battery technology. The school signed a contract with Soelect to collaborate to equip students with skills they need through the Active Community Education workforce training program.

“We’re proud to work with Soelect and the Carolina Battery Institute, and provide pathways to careers with family-sustaining wages for the people in our community,” said Dr. Janet Spriggs, President of Forsyth Tech.