Job Training Partnerships

Members of job training partner SolarWorks DC with GRID staff member and client
GRID Alternatives provides a classroom in the field for job training organizations, giving students the experience and networking opportunities they need to get jobs.

Why Partner with GRID?

GRID partners with job training and community-based organizations to provide students and trainees with hands-on experience in industry-relevant skills to complement classroom learning, prepare them for employment, build professionalism, make job connections and recruit participants for our in-house trainings and fellowship opportunities.

Partner with us

Our partners include local governmentsnonprofitsschoolscolleges and private companies. We coordinate our offerings with the training program's structure and curriculum. Skills workshops, professional development workshops, and internship opportunities can all be included. Cost varies based on location and training package.

In our 8-year partnership, GRID Alternatives has helped more than 150 Proteus students find jobs in the solar industry. Read more.

Making employment connections

GRID partners with employers to:

  • Host job fairs and employer meet-and-greets
  • Share job announcements
  • Connect with trainees at our installs

GRID also invites all job trainees to sign up for the GRID Alternatives Resume Bank through our online portal.

Interested in partnering with us? Contact your local GRID Alternatives office or for national partnerships contact recruitGRID@gridalternatives.org

Khashaa's Journey
Trainee Khashaa poses in front of a white fence

"The training was amazing – it’s why I got my job.”
At just 19, Khashaa moved to the U.S., fleeing civil unrest in his home country of Syria. Trying to find his footing, he signed up for GRID’s solar installation training program – and now has a full time job in the solar industry.