Solar Works DC

Solar Works DC prepares trainees for careers in solar and beyond!

As of 2024, the Solar Works DC program has been discontinued. For more information about workforce training, please visit our page about the NextGen Training Academy.

From 2016-2023, GRID Mid-Atlantic implemented the Solar Works DC with funding from the Department of Energy & Environment. GRID Mid-Atlantic provided hands-on solar installation training through its Installation Basics Training (IBT)-200 curriculum. GRID Mid-Atlantic also brought in partner organizaiton Lasting Change Life Coaching to provide trainees with case management support and develop career soft skills such as resume building, financial literacy, mock interviews, and diversity, equity and inclusion in the workplace.

Over six years, 384 DC residents completed the program, and GRID Mid-Atlantic placed 126 program graduates into clean energy careers.

Solar Works DC: 384 individuals trained
Solar Works DC: 126 program graduates placed in clean energy jobs
Solar Works DC: 250 installations with workforce program participants

Solar Works DC 2016-2023