February 2, 2019

Case Study: a Midwestern Internship Pilot

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

Work-based learning programs are valuable tools both for talent recruitment and skill development within a regional solar workforce. As the solar industry evolves and matures, work-based learning is emerging as a central component of solar workforce development and as an investment in long-term industry stability. As the industry expands and demand for solar talent grows, solar companies across the country are encountering similar workforce challenges, In partnership with solar training institutions and workforce partners, these challenges can be addressed through a coordinated approach to work-based learning.

This case study details a solar internship program to illustrate successful implementation of the work-based learning principles developed by the Solar Training Network.