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Faraday Future teams with CSN to train workers

Posted at 7:03 AM, Apr 13, 2016
and last updated 2016-04-14 00:40:58-04
Dozens gathered for Faraday Future's groundbreaking ceremony at Apex Industrial Park on Wednesday for its $1 billion dollar factory.
Gov. Brian Sandoval, North Las Vegas Mayor John Lee, and other local leaders were present.

The electric car company will employ thousands, and promises to give at least 50 percent of those jobs to Nevadans.
On Wednesday, the College of Southern Nevada announced a program that would streamline students into manufacturing jobs at the Faraday Future plant.
"We've already been in contact with Faraday," says CSN President Dr. Michael Richards. "We know their timetable. We're working with that time table."
Dr. Richards has teamed up with the governor's office and Faraday Future to create the program.
"We're going to be training in advance manufacturing and robotics and everything that Faraday needs," Richards told 13 Action News.
CSN is partnering with the Southeast Career and Technical Academy to carry out the program. Courses will be held at the academy to take advantage of classrooms made for hands-on learning.
"We have businesses coming here and they're looking for a trained workforce," Richards said. "We want to be in a position to provide that."
Interested students can apply for the program through any of CSN's campuses, starting this summer. However, the application requirements haven't been outlined just yet. CSN hopes to officially launch the program this fall.