GRID Alternatives provides a “classroom in the field” for job trainees, giving students hands-on experience in the rapidly growing field of solar installation. The expanding solar industry is one of the few bright spots in an otherwise slow labor market. We have several programs and initiatives to provide training and connect employers to job seekers.
Training programs offering volunteers hands-on installation training to develop their skills and increase employment opportunities.
A national initiative to build a more inclusive solar workforce and connect an industry that needs good people with communities that need good jobs.
An initiative to bring more women into the solar industry and support their professional growth.
One-year placements at GRID Alternatives that give participants the opportunity to get broad and deep experience in a variety of aspects of the industry.
A program to provide both classroom and hands-on solar education to K-14 students, with a focus on high school juniors and seniors, giving them with opportunities to learn more about solar power and career pathways in the booming solar industry.
An initiative supported by Wells Fargo to to connect veterans to solar industry jobs by providing workforce training to U.S. military veterans and active service members across the country.
If you are interested in hiring GRID trainees or learning more about trainings for groups, please contact Erika Symmonds, Director of Workforce Development at firstname.lastname@example.org.
GRID Alternatives is a proud member of the Solar Training Network, a program of The Solar Foundation, funded by the U.S. Department of Energy's SunShot Initiative, which connects job seekers, employers, and training providers.