SUNY Canton to Host Electric Vehicle Safety Training for Mechanics


SUNY Canton’s Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships (WCIP) is offering three, two-day electric vehicle (EV) safety training courses for mechanics in July.

The course is designed to introduce EV technology, systems, and safety to those involved in vehicle maintenance, service, and repair. Participants will be able to describe EV technology to customers, employees, and supervisors.

Brandon Baldwin stands next to a Chevy Volt.

There will be an emphasis on safety, as well as facility preparation, required tooling, personal protective equipment, and emergency response. The goal is preparing participants for implementing service, repair, and diagnosis in the workplace.

The training concludes with a 20-question exam that results in a certificate of completion. The ASE EV certification exam will be scheduled the day after the training concludes and will be offered on campus for $45. This additional certification is optional and not required to complete the EV maintenance training.

Total cost for the training, which includes one set of sized EV electrical safety gloves (a $200 value), is $550. If an organization is sponsoring more than one participant, there is a reduced tuition fee for one attendee ($450).

Dates and times are:

Training Section One

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 9 
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 10

Training Section Two

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 16 
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 17 

Training Section Three

  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Tuesday, July 23 
  • 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. Wednesday, July 24 

Courses will be led by SUNY Canton Associate Professor Brandon J. Baldwin, who teaches in the Automotive Technology Program.

The instruction is a partnership between WCIP and the Adirondack North Country Association, with funding support from NYSERDA. To register for the training, visit the EV Maintenance Training webpage or contact WCIP Executive Director Elizabeth A. Brown by phone at (315) 386-7504 or email


About WCIP

SUNY Canton’s Center for Workforce, Community & Industry Partnerships develops innovative programming for the college, the North Country and beyond. The center assists with the promotion and development of new micro courses, microcredentials and workforce training programs based on campus, industry, and community need. Other educational opportunities such as summer camps, early college, and lifelong learning for all ages are also developed by the center.

About SUNY Canton

Discover SUNY Canton, where innovation meets opportunity. The college’s career-focused educational programs emphasize hands-on and applied learning opportunities in digital design, engineering technology, health, information technology, management, public service, and veterinary technology. Faculty members bring real-world experience and exceptional academic expertise to the classroom. As a leader in online education, SUNY Canton offers unmatched flexibility with hundreds of courses and 23 comprehensive degree programs offered completely online. The SUNY Canton Kangaroos compete at the NCAA Division III level and will be transitioning to the SUNYAC in Fall 2024. In addition to its 15 traditional teams, SUNY Canton offers coed varsity esports and cheerleading.