December 21, 2018

A Case Study from OSEIA

This resource was developed by The Solar Foundation (now IREC) as part of the Solar Training Network initiative.

The majority of solar employers, nationwide across all sectors of the industry, continue to report difficulty finding and retaining quality candidates, particularly for entry level jobs. As the industry pursues regional efforts to expand and shore up a stable workforce, these efforts should be simultaneously paired with deliberate strides toward improving industry diversity and improving accessibility of solar career opportunities to diverse communities.

As solar emerges as a mainstream part of the American energy sector, stabilizing and strengthening the workforce involves ensuring representation of diverse perspectives. This case study from Oregon Solar Energy Industries Association demonstrates how industry organizations can champion regionally adaptive workforce initiatives.