Frequently Asked Questions

Is transportation provided?
What certifications does GRID offer?
How does GRID connect trainees with jobs?
Are there training opportunities, beyond direct installation that GRID offers (design, site assessment)?
How many installs to complete either all Array IBT Certificates or all Electrical IBT Certificates?
Where is GRID located?
What is the age requirement?
Does GRID provide weekend training opportunities?
How much does training cost?

Is transportation provided?

We recognize that our install opportunities may not be easily accessible by public transportation. Unfortunately, GRID typically does not have capacity to provide transportation, unless otherwise agreed upon at the time of partnership.


What certifications does GRID offer?

GRID offers skill-certificates through it's Installation Basics Training program. Most GRID offices can tailor training based on the needs of your students. Depending on the partnership, a number of skills certificates from our Installation Basics Training program (link) can be incorporated into training. Contact your regional office to learn more about what offerings are available in your area.


How does GRID connect trainees with jobs?

GRID partners with employers to host job fairs and employer meet-and-greets, share job announcements, connect with trainees at our installs. For stand out trainees, GRID will make direct referrals to our community of employers.


Are there training opportunities, beyond direct installation that GRID offers (design, site assessment)?

Some GRID regional offices have additional opportunities available such as: canvassing with our outreach team, resume critiquing and mock interview assistance for job trainees etc. Some offices also offer skills workshops on a range of subjects from conduit bending to design. Contact your regional office to learn what opportunities are available in your area.


How many installs to complete either all Array IBT Certificates or all Electrical IBT Certificates?

There is no designated timeline for training; however, trainees typically log more than 100 hours to complete all certificates. Installation days typically last 6 - 8 hours. Opportunities per week vary by office and time of year. A timeline assessment will happen during partnership agreement discussions. Timeline will be impacted by what skill sets trainees have already accrued.


Where is GRID located?

GRID Alternatives Headquarters is based in Oakland, California. We have regional offices throughout California as well as in Colorado, the New York Tri-State region, and the Mid-Atlantic See (link to map or list of other offices?) for a complete list of our locations.


What is the age requirement?

Trainees must be 18 or over to install. In some cases, we can accommodate 16-17 year-olds with written parental consent. Please contact your local GRID Alternatives office for more information.


Does GRID provide weekend training opportunities?

Most GRID training offerings happen on weekdays. Please contact your regional GRID office to discuss options to train on weekends if that is a requirement of your program.


How much does training cost?

Cost for training varies based on training content and location. Please contact your regional GRID office to discuss options and pricing.