Free Zero Emissions Career Training

Zero Emissions Training Program

Zero Emissions Vehicle (ZEV) Sustainable Equitable Employment Destination (SEED) Program

ZEV SEED is a project by Community Resource Project.


  • Virtual reality (VR) training
  • Hands-on experience
  • Certificate of completion
  • Entry level employment opportunities in the EV industry
  • Zero emission vehicle (ZEV) career advancement

About the Program:

The ZEV SEED training program is a “Clean Mobility Exploration Program” for people interested in finding a job in the electric vehicle (EV) industry.

The training will cover:

  • Electric Vehicle Charger Installation
  • Electric Vehicle Maintenance and Service
  • Electric Vehicle Operation and Driving

The training will be delivered in two parts – Classroom Training and Hands-On Training. There will be 5 rounds of training offered to 5 cohorts. The cohorts will consist of 20 to 25 trainees. The cohorts are:

  • Cohort 1 – Refugees (January 12 – March 22) – Closed
  • Cohort 2 – Women (March 6 – May 5) – Closed
  • Cohort 3 – Construction/Electrician (April 4 - June 15) – Closed
  • Cohort 4 – Automotive (May 16 - July 24) – Closed
  • Cohort 5 – Youth aged 18-25 (June 19 - August 29) – Closed
  • Not sure which cohort to apply for – Closed

Trainees will go through 4 weeks (60 hours) of classroom training at the Community Resource Project, Inc. Office (3835 41st Ave, Sacramento, CA 95824). The classroom training will include tours/field trips, industry guest speakers, virtual reality (VR) training, soft skills lessons, and group activities.

VR technology provides a 360-degree active learning environment. This form of training will allow trainees to perform tasks on a virtual EV to become familiar with the tools and processes needed to work on an actual EV in the EV industry.

After completing the classroom training, trainees will undergo 4 weeks (84 hours) of hands-on training at the California Mobility Center’s Ramp Up Facility (8351 Luzon Ave, Sacramento, 95828). The hands-on training will expand on the topics covered in the classroom training. It will include activities and demonstrations of electric vehicle charger installation, electric vehicle maintenance and driving, hazards, and electrical workplace safety.

If you have additional questions, please contact or 916-970-2112.

Zero Emissions Vehicle Training Program

Program directed by:

Community Resource Project

Aura PlanningCalifornia Mobility Center

This program is made possible by a Grant from the California Energy Commission.

California Energy Commission

Supporting Partners:

Clean StartPEM MotionSacramento Clean Cities Coalitionsac libsac lib