Installation Basics Training (IBT) 200 Showcase & Success Stories

Showcase your skills for employers! 

At the completion of the Installation Basics Training (IBT) 200 program GRID Alternatives provides the unique opportunity for trainees to demonstrate skill sets for employers during our Showcase event. Local employers are invited to meet the trainees and observe their skills in action. Employers in attendance receive trainee resumes, contact information and list of skills trainees have acquired during 5-week course. 

As the solar industry continues to grow and develop, employers are looking to hire well trained and dedicated individuals to meet consumer demand. GRID trainees learn the value of dedication, teamwork, punctuality, and endurance through an intense 5-weeks of hands-on training. By installing on residential rooftops within the Central Valley, trainees become acclimated to the high heat and other natural elements. Working in small groups trainees learn the value of teamwork, timeliness and accountability, leading to successful transitions into the thriving solar industry. 

Companies observe trainees as they demonstrate skill sets 

  • Proper usage of Personal Protection Equipment 
  • Proper usage of Personal Fall Arrest System 
  • Installation of racking and PV modules 
  • Conduit Bending 
  • Junction Box wiring 

And much more! 


What companies are saying about GRID's Showcase 

"One of the best things you have created to showcase your crews. Very valuable and well worth the time! Please keep doing this!"  Leroy C. - Company President 

"Loved the showcase!" - Jake M. - Project Manager 


IBT Graduate Felix A. working on Northern California Solar Project.

What Graduates are saying about IBT 200

“GRID IBT is a great program. I really hope everybody does this!” - Juan G. 

“Here at GRID I learned a lot of hands–on experience, theory and good work ethics to practice out in the field. If you really give this place a shot you will not be disappointed!” - Jonathan M. 

"If it was not for this program, I don't know where I would be. Thank you for this opportunity!" - Daniel G. 

"I cannot believe I'm working in the solar industry! Keep learning and you will find success in the solar industry." - Montrail L.