GRID’s workforce training programs help jumpstart solar careers, connecting people that need good jobs with an industry that needs good people.

Generating careers: meet Diana Adams

Diana Adams came to GRID through our partnership with East Los Angeles Skills Center and Homeboy Industries, an organization that works with formerly gang-involved and incarcerated individuals. Originally from North Carolina, Diana had moved to Los Angeles to get into the music business, but the challenges she faced led her to search for something else. "You are only going to be as successful as the two, three, five people you're around," she reflected. "And if you're around people that don't have that get up and go, that drive, then that's probably where you'll be headed."

She started volunteering with GRID and quickly became a volunteer team leader. After attending a GRID-hosted job fair, she applied for 11 jobs and was offered nearly all of them. Now she’s working as a solar installer in Santa Ana. "I am really into it, I love solar,” she said. “I am going to do this for the rest of my life. I feel like this is my calling."

It doesn’t take an advanced degree to get a well-paid, high-growth solar job. Our Workforce Development programs help people get the skills they need to succeed.