Bay Area News
This month is a two-for-one staff spotlight highlighting the two new faces of our Workforce Development Team! Meet Ambessa Cantave, Workforce Development Manager, and Alexandra Shade, SolarCorps Workforce Development and Volunteer Fellow. Both fueled by GRID's emphasis on equity, they look forward to working together to provide more job training opportunities in 2020.
GRID Bay Area's North Coast branch office has been partnering with California's tribal communities to bring solar savings and job training to indigenous families since 2013, installing 896 kilowatts DC to date on tribal lands in the region. Join all of us at GRID Bay Area in observing Indigenous Peoples' Day on Monday, October 14th. Read on for a list of ways you can support Bay Area Indigenous Peoples.
Every fall, GRID Bay Area hosts Women in Solar programming thanks to support from the We Give Donor Circle. Led by our 2018/2019 SolarCorps Workforce Development Fellow, Gwen Chang, 2019 was a full week of Women in Solar programming - 9 total events over the span of 6 days! These included 3 webinars, 2 solar installs, a practice roof session, resume review workshop, networking happy hour, and a women in solar leadership panel discussion. And what a week it was! Read on for the highlights.
Environmental and social justice fellows from around the Bay Area met with UC Berkeley students at a first ever Fellowship Summit in Oakland, California. The event was created and organized by Bay Area SolarCorps Fellow, Gwen Chang.