The new Solar Training Network (STN), a program of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, is a connection hub for solar job seekers, solar companies looking for new hires, solar training providers, and workforce development boards.
Matchmaking: How the Solar Training Network’s New Solar Careers Web Platform Connects People with Solar Careers
Solar Instructor Training Network Successor Program Announced
SITN’s successor program, the Solar Training Network, will continue the momentum started by the SITN. This new program seeks to meet the needs of the growing solar industry by continuing to build the network of solar training providers, job seekers and employers. The newly configured Solar Training Network will be led by our friends at The Solar Foundation.
“Time keeps on Slippin’, Slippin’, Slippin’ into the Future”
What a difference five years makes. Since 2010, the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) has become the benchmark for building a highly qualified, well-trained solar workforce. Thanks to the vision and support of the U.S. Department of Energy’s SunShot Initiative, this cohesive network of nine Regional Training Providers (RTPs), IREC and DOE championed vitally relevant issues in workforce development and solar training and education.
New Solar Career Mapping Tool Launched by IREC at Solar Power International
A new, highly interactive Solar Career Map launched by IREC, designed for workforce professionals, educators, policymakers and job seekers, explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the high-quality training necessary to do them well.
5 Ways to Improve Your Training
Recently, I somewhat cavalierly confessed that I didn’t always recognize the need to improve as a trainer. Did I really believe I couldn’t learn new things?
Safety’s Role in Training: President’s New Goal 75,000 Solar Workers
Joe Sarubbi, project manager for the Solar Instructor Training Network, told Bloomberg BNA that safety training is an integral part of the courses, with specific training depending on how experienced students are with electrical and construction work and the jobs for which they are preparing.
President Announces Training 75,000 Solar Workers With Help of the SITN
President Barack Obama is expected to announce today a new goal to train 75,000 workers by 2020 for the growing solar energy industry, including military veterans.
Another proud moment for solar and the SITN
President Obama announced a new goal to train 75,000 people to enter the solar workforce by 2020, some of whom will be veterans. This new goal builds on the tremendous progress of the DOE SunShot Initiative’s Solar Instructor Training Network, which includes nearly 500 partnering educational institutions across the country. To date, more than 1,000 solar instructors have trained through the SITN and an estimated 30,000 students have received some amount of training from them.
All Newly Solar Trained Veterans Offered Jobs!
Today, February 13, 2015, is graduation day for the first group of veterans in a Solar PV Training pilot program specifically for veterans, from the SunShot Initiative, U.S. Department of Energy.
Within the Walls
When I worked as an electrician, I knew that most people had little idea how much effort went into installing a light and switch in a home. They only saw the end product – the light and switch – and didn’t always “value” the time and effort it took to install those devices. They rarely saw all my work accomplished within the walls.