SkillFusion calls itself “a customer success platform for EVSE operations and maintenance (O&M) providers.” The company has launched a certification program and database for EVSE repair workers, with the aim of providing EV operations and maintenance companies with access to a nationwide credentialed talent pool of electricians and other workers.
“The NEVI program is working to fund a large-scale deployment of EV charging infrastructure across the country, which is required to maintain a 97% operational uptime. This is a tall order, in and of itself,” said President Rue Phillips. “However, combined with the skilled labor shortage already affecting operations and maintenance, scaling the country’s charger network will create unprecedented stress on the industry unless we can train and certify more workers.”
SkillFusion provides charger-agnostic skill enhancement and certification, and offers a proprietary database of certified workers available to service the country’s growing EV charger network. The company’s educational program covers a range of skills needed to support charger operations, including licensed electricians and technicians specializing in technical support, networking and communications, cybersecurity and more.
“SkillFusion is in a unique position to connect EV charger operations and maintenance providers with skilled talent that ensures the workforce installing, maintaining and operating chargers possess the appropriate training, licenses and certifications needed for safe operations,” said CEO Elaina Farnsworth. “With this influx of skilled and certified talent, we are building a work-ready labor pool that will fuel the rapid growth of the EV charger network and allow O&M to scale faster and more efficiently.”