HFCC Hosts Plug-In Ready Michigan Project Kickoff Dec. 1

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The Henry Ford Community College campus. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons, Photographer Dwight Burdette)

The Henry Ford Community College campus. (Photo from Wikimedia Commons, Photographer Dwight Burdette)

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DEARBORN — The Plug-In Ready Michigan Project Kickoff — which supports the Clean Energy Coalition — will be held at the SME building on the main campus of Henry Ford Community College Thursday, Dec. 1, from 10 a.m. to noon.

The purpose of this meeting is to establish a community-based electric vehicle infrastructure readiness plan for the state of Michigan. Attendees will receive a project timeline, stakeholder introduction and expectations, and a proposed strategy.

Headquartered in the Ann Arbor, the CEC is a nonprofit, nonpartisan organization dedicated to promoting clean energy technologies as a way to create healthier, energy independent communities. Its mission is to provide less fossil fuel and more renewable energy.

Using alternative fuel sources and green technology has been a growing trend in recent years. Greg Laskowsky, lead instructor in the HFCC Energy Technology Department, said enrollment in HFCC’s alternative energy programs has skyrocketed from 300 students in 2007 to more than 1,000 today.

“Our job is to get students ready for the new, emerging industries in Michigan and we’ve been doing this for a number of years,” Laskowsky said. “HFCC graduates become candidates for emerging jobs or become entrepreneurs in the emerging green economy.”

For further information about this event, call Laskowsky at (313) 317-1550.

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