National Apprenticeship Week: Growing a New Generation of Clean Energy Workers

National Apprenticeship Week

While it’s certainly true that most apprentices are young, don’t completely discount the idea if you’re older and looking to transition to a green job. Candidates are in increasing demand and the industry knows it has to train more workers and is beginning to think more creatively about the types of people it is willing to train. Read about National Apprenticeship Week as described here by the Solar Energy Industries Association:

America faces a once-in-a-generation opportunity to build a clean energy economy that will create hundreds of thousands of new career opportunities in communities across the country. To reach President Biden’s ambitious clean energy goals, the solar industry will need to employ more than a million Americans by 2035, and now is the time to put the policies and programs in place to build that workforce.

In order to create hundreds of thousands of well-paying jobs, partnerships with apprenticeship training organizations like Nevada’s Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Center of Southern Nevada (JATC) are vital to our success, alongside a comprehensive set of workforce strategies. Solar businesses need a consistent pipeline of trained workers to meet the growing demand for clean energy. The greatest need will be for solar installers, operations and maintenance technicians, electricians, and general construction staff. We can help develop this pipeline through apprenticeship programs, internship and work-placement programs, and qualified technical training. Read the full article on SEIA.

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