GRID Alternatives Mid-Atlantic has worked with Sol Systems since 2014, but the partnership took on a new dynamic last year. Sol Systems' support has uplifted a number of GRID Mid-Atlantic's workforce development initiatives.
Robert Richards, a native Washingtonian, wanted to make a better life for himself and his daughter. He signed up for Solar Works DC as part of his reentry process, which showed him a career in solar is "doable."
GRID Alternatives Inland Empire (GRID IE) has partnered with the City of Riverside and Riverside County Workforce Development to provide Riverside residents the opportunity to participate in solar construction internships through the TCC Riverside Grant. These internships are designed to provide hands-on solar installation training over the course of 12 weeks, and to get trainees ready to enter the solar industry.
Dariyn Choates, Sacramento State graduate, former GRID job trainee, and now entrepreneur started his own solar panel cleaning business after graduating from GRID's solar installation basics training program and working as a solar panel installer.