The solar industry already employs over 250,000 people, but the industry is also growing and with wages often above the national average, clean energy jobs are creating pathways out of poverty for many.
GRID Alternatives, a non-profit installer of clean energy technologies, is also a place to learn the skills for entry-level solar jobs.
“We’re trying to get different people from different backgrounds to bring them into training where its ‘Hey you can have a bright future in renewable energy, just come to this program, we’ll pay you to learn solar’,” said GRID training supervisor David Andrade.
GRID Alternatives provides free solar installation to income-qualified families in communities often underserved. Those same communities are where they find future employees like Rudy Curtis. Read the full article on ABC7.