Stimulus funding for Colorado's hybrid makers

By: Associated Press Email
By: Associated Press Email

Fort Collins, Colo. (AP) _ Colorado State University is set to receive $5 million in federal stimulus funds to help train technicians to work on hybrid and electric vehicles.

The grant is one of 48 totaling $2.4 billion announced by President Barack Obama.

Colorado state's partners in the training and education program include CSU ventures systems solutions group, Arapahoe Community College and the Douglas County School District.

University officials say the funding is expected to create 85 jobs to help meet a national shortage of trained hybrid/electric technicians and help rebuild the U.S. auto industry.

The grant is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Advanced Electric Drive Vehicle Education Program.

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