The Solar Foundation has recognized Everblue Training as a high-quality solar installation training provider and has added us to its Solar Training Network.
The Solar Foundation was one of 10 organizations to receive funding from the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) in 2016 via the Solar Training and Education for Professionals (STEP) funding program. With these funds, The Solar Foundation was able to continue its Solar Ready Vets training program for transitioning military personnel and create the Solar Training Network, which is open to all interested jobseekers.
The Solar Training Network was designed to help meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through solar training and strategic employment partnerships.
The Network offers the following benefits:
- Connection opportunities with training providers, employers, and jobseekers
- A jobseeker-to-employer connection platform through a members-only web portal
- Solar job fairs and other regional training events
- Solar training resources and content
- A national directory of solar training providers
- A comprehensive national solar company directory
The Solar Training Network website, which launched in April 2017, can be accessed by visiting https://www.americansolarworkforce.org/.
“We’re excited to be included in the Solar Training Network,” said Vince DiFrancesco, the solar program manager of Everblue. “We’ve had several great training sessions for the Solar Ready Vets program and look forward to training veterans in future classes. We appreciate having The Solar Foundation’s support, both in training military personnel and jobseekers nationwide.”
Everblue offers solar energy training courses online and in many locations across the country. Its solar training curriculum is accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) and approved by the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP).
During an Everblue solar course, participants learn about solar PV system sizing and design, grid-tied and off-grid array assembly, and techniques for installing solar panels, modules, and components. With this training, participants can gain eligibility for a NABCEP certification exam or begin working as a solar PV contractor.
To get started with an Everblue course, visit our Solar Training page or call (800) 460-2575.