The Solar Training Network is a program led by The Solar Foundation designed to help meet the workforce needs of the solar industry through solar training and strategic employment partnerships.
As the leader of this program, The Solar Foundation brings years of thought leadership in solar labor market intelligence, education, technical assistance, and workforce development. The Solar Foundation’s annual Solar Jobs Census has been the trusted, go-to resource for solar jobs information for the past seven years. The Solar Training Network is tackling one of the key challenges identified in the Jobs Census series, which is the ever-increasing need for skilled solar workers.
Together, The Solar Foundation and its partners are developing and strengthen connections between solar trainers, job seekers, solar employers, workforce development boards, and other key industry leaders. Through the Solar Training Network, we are launching an industry-wide discussion over the issues related to talent acquisition, solar career pathways, career management, solar training, and installation best practices as a whole.
The Solar Training Network is funded by the U.S. Department of Energy SunShot Initiative.
Sign Up on the Solar Career Platform
The Solar Training Network has launched an online solar career platform designed to match job candidates with training and career opportunities in the rapidly growing solar workforce. The platform will provide career resources for solar job seekers and connect solar trainers and employers to qualified applicants.
Solar companies and training providers can sign up now and create profiles on this newly launched web platform. Interested parties can access the platform by creating a free account at SolarTrainingUSA.org.
Solar Training and Hiring Insights 2017
The Solar Training Network has released an in-depth report showcasing solar industry trends, employer preferences and case studies, the business case for investment in training, a state-by-state index of demand for workforce development, and more. Read the report here.
Benefits of the Solar Training Network
- Connection opportunities with training providers, employers, and job seekers
- A job seeker-to-employer connection platform though a robust, member-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