Halfway between an engineering competition and a practical workshop the program extends over three years, beginning this fall and ending in spring 2026; Participation is expected eleven teams.
The ultimate goal of the BWC is form the future technological avant-garde in terms of electromobilitythrough a competition whose goal is the design, development and manufacture of advanced batteries for electric cars. Especially for a future model from Stellantis.
The initiative is managed locally by Argonne National Laboratory for DOE and Stellantis North America.
“America’s leadership in the global battery supply chain will rest not only on our innovation, but also on our skilled workforce of engineers, designers, scientists, fabricators and technicians.”said Michael Berube, assistant assistant secretary for sustainable transportation and fuels at the DOE. “This comprehensive staffing program will build an educational ecosystem that provides high school, transition and professional education and training, nurturing a diverse talent pipeline of qualified engineers, workers and technicians who can advance North American batteries.”.
At the moment Argonne evaluates and selects the applications submitted by universities and professional institutesSelection of the 11 teams that will participate in the Battery Workforce Challenge-
“We are very excited to welcome 11 teams to participate in the Battery Workforce Challenge, which is a great opportunity for students and professionals to experience impactful collaborations.”said Paul Kearns, director of Argonne National Laboratory. “Argonne is excited to host this competition that supports both advanced battery innovation and the development of the next generation of battery researchers and professionals.”.
“With our Dare Forward 2030 roadmap, Stellantis is taking a leadership role in decarbonization that will propel us to become an industry champion in the fight against climate change and achieve net-zero carbon emissions by 2038.”added Mark Stewart, COO of Stellantis North America. “The Battery Workforce Challenge will help educate the engineers of tomorrow and is a win for Stellantis and the entire battery industry as we tackle our country’s toughest energy and mobility challenges while helping to build a highly skilled and productive workforce of the future ..
The teams follow Real Industry Milestones focused on battery design, simulation, control development, testing, and vehicle integration and demonstration.