Solar Workforce Development in Puerto Rico

GRID Puerto Rico IBT training Jan 2024

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In 2023, GRID Alternatives and Empowered by Light launched a pilot solar workforce training program to train 60 people during the first year in Juncos, Puerto Rico, using GRID’s Installation Basics Training (IBT) curriculum that consists of three weeks and 120-hours of interactive classroom learning and hands-on solar training labs. Job trainees learn in Spanish about safety, construction basics, electricity basics, array installation, commissioning and O&M, and employment readiness offering students resume-building support, interpersonal skills training, and job search assistance to graduates get hired and stay employed.  Job trainees learn to install PV systems with storage to build resilience against climate-related disasters and grid outages which affect Puerto Rican residents. 

We are dedicated to building a diverse, equitable, inclusive solar workforce that offers people of all backgrounds access to family-sustaining careers that bring wealth to their communities.  Job trainees earn a stipend to support wrap-around services, like childcare, transportation and meals, to remove barriers to participation.

Thank you to the following companies and associations for your in-kind support: Enphase Energy, IronRidge, Windmar, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC),  La Asociación de Contratistas y Consultores de Energía Renovable de Puerto Rico (ACONER

Upcoming Courses

Jan 29 - Feb 16, 2024
March 4 - March 21, 2024
April 8 - April 26, 2024
May 13 - May 31, 2024
June 17 - July 5, 2024
July 22 - August 9, 2024


Are you interested in sponsoring job trainees in Puerto Rico?

If you are interested in providing financial support so more job trainees can participate in our solar workforce training program, please contact us at Individual, foundation, government, job training organization or company sponsorships are available.