Think of it as a solar connection “hub.” The new Solar Training Network connects solar job seekers, solar employers, training providers, and workforce development boards, all in the name of growing the solar workforce to meet the needs of the booming industry.

A valuable new tool, this online solar career platform is managed by our friends at The Solar Foundation and builds upon the national networks created by the national Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN), which IREC administered for its five-plus years. This new program is a follow-up program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative.

Recently, IREC hosted a webinar to introduce the Solar Training Network’s website, which includes an interactive map that connects job seekers with trainers and employers where they live. Solar Training Network staff discussed how the platform’s online presence is ideal for training providers, employers, and workforce boards to highlight events, job fairs and job openings. 

Watch the webinar.