Virtual Installation Basics Training

Get the training you need to become a solar installer! Installation Basics Training (IBT) is a paid, five-week training program designed to help you develop the skills solar industry employers are looking for.


The Virtual IBT Program is an online virtual training consisting of 40 hours of curriculum, videos, and quizzes. Our curriculum is vetted by industry employers and incorporates the latest solar technologies, so you can be confident you’re getting relevant, comprehensive training. You’ll graduate with advanced solar knowledge and valuable employer connections that will help you launch your solar career and be ready to work on day one. Plus, Viritual IBT will support you from recruitment to placement, providing resume-building, soft skills training, and job search assistance to help you get the job and keep the job.

Training participants can expect to learn knowledge and skills needed to qualify for paid job training opportunities through programs like Solar on Multifamily Affordable Housing (SOMAH) and GRID’s Solar Subcontractor Partnership Program (SPP).

The training program’s projected value is $800 per student, however we will offer this training at no cost during this pilot.  Participants will also receive exit program support, including career pathway workshops, mock interview prep, and introductions to industry recruiters. The professional development skills taught in the program are transferable to careers across the building trades and beyond.

The training will run from September 20, 2021 to October 1, 2021 from 9:00 a.m. - 2:00 p.m., Monday-Friday.

For more information and to sign up, please fill out this Virtual IBT Interest Form.  (Deadline to apply is September 6)

Questions, contact Workforce & Training Coordinator Sandra Mancilla-Romero | 951.471.7043 | sromero@gridalternatives.org

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