Train with GRID Alternatives Central Valley!

Grow skill sets the solar industry is looking for! 

GRID Alternatives trains and leads teams of job trainees and community volunteers installing solar electrical systems on homes belonging to low-income families. The Solar Installation Basics Training (IBT) 200 program is a certificate course designed to help trainees develop the skills solar industry employers are looking for. Participants gain vital hands-on experience installing solar in their communities, and access to potential employment opportunities.

GRID Alternatives’ hands-on approach to photovoltaic installation training offers participants opportunity to gain skill sets which may lead to a successful transition to the solar industry. Through GRID’s “classroom on the roof” model, trainees gain hands-on real-world experience, empowering participants to take initiative to enhance their quality of life. 

Earn Certificates & Showcase Your Skills

Solar Installation Basics Training (IBT) 200 Program certified job candidates have the following benefits:

  • Occupational Safety Health Administration -                  (OSHA) 10 hour certification
  • American Red Cross CPR / First Aid Certificate
  • Central Valley GRID Alternatives – Industry recognized Solar Installation Basics training certificates
  • Showcase your skills to employers looking for entry level installers 

Skills Trainees learn

Program Details

GRID’s Solar Installation Basic Training (IBT) 200  is a 5-week program consisting of formalized classroom settings coupled with hands-on training labs and a practical application of occupational skill sets in real-world scenarios. 

  • Program length-  5-week dedication
  • Classes / Labs – Monday - Friday 8am – 5pm
  • 11 on site solar installations – 5:15am – 3pm 
  • Total experience hours - 200 
  • Individual Personal Protection Equipment (PPE) provided - Hard hat, Safety glasses and Gloves

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