Monday, January 11, 2010

Grants for solar energy electrician training

In yesterday's issue of the Austin American-Statesman business section, there was an article about Capital Area Workforce Solutions receiving a grant of $4.8 million in conjunction with the Austin Electrical Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee for use in solar energy Green Jobs training.

According to the article, "The training is targeted at current and future workers, with skill sets ranging from unskilled labor to highly skilled electricians." ... "The jobs for these workers are directly tied to utility-scale and commercial solar projects..."

If you are interested in applying, please check out the Workforce website here. According to the article, more training details will be available in February 2010. Check it out!

1 comment:

James Green said...

I think it is great to see grants being handed out in this way! They are building a wind farm in SE Kent is a few months and they are providing electrician courses and training with the program on the job! A great way to get into the industry.