Programmatic Partnerships

Job Training Organizations 

The solar industry has grown 20% each year for the last four years in a row, and GRID Alternatives has played an important role with connecting private sector solar employers with up and coming professionals. The strength of our workforce program is largely due to our successful partnerships in the community. GRID Alternatives North Valley provides a classroom in the field for job training organizations, giving their students the experience and networking opportunities they need to land a great job.

Each workday is coordinated with the training program’s structure and curriculum to ensure that every trainee has the opportunity to complete a solar installation from start to finish, and to attain industry-relevant solar installation skills under the careful supervision of our Solar Installation Supervisors. Our local partners have included groups such as Sacramento Employment and Training Agency (SETA), Greater Sacramento Urban League (GSUL), Sacramento Job Corps, Sacramento Regional Conservation Corps (SRCC), John Muir Charter School, Northern California Construction Training (NCCT), Center for Employment Training (CET), Yolo County Office of Education (YCOE), Youthbuild, and Jobs Plus. 

Interested in partnering with us? Contact Workforce Programs Manager Hilary Tellesen at htellesen@gridalternatives.org or 530-217-6154.

Affordable Housing Organizations 

Low-income homeowners throughout the North Valley have to make hard decisions every day about how to spend their limited resources. Solar power contributes to long-term financial security for these families, insulating them from fluctuating energy prices and helping keep them in their homes. At GRID, we help local affordable housing developers integrate solar power into new and existing developments for low-income homeowners. Through our partnerships, local housing developers and community groups help us identify those individuals who can most benefit from our services.

To find out more about partnering with us, contact Director of Development & Strategic Partnerships Rebekah Casey at rcasey@gridalternatives.org or 530-217-6146.

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