The DOE and DOD recently held a joint press release conference to announce expansion of the solar training program called Solar Ready Vets. As many soldiers prepare to matriculate, preparing our soldiers to find gainful employment after their service is a priority for the DOD. The Solar Ready Vet program is doubling it's training locations including locations in the Florida Panhandle and North Carolina. Additionally University of Tennessee and University of Central Florida will be receiving workforce grants. Read the press release. To read in order start at the bottom up.

  • Skill Bridge is a great opportunity for local businesses. Military pays the vets training costs only with a commitment for a potential job
  • Over 90% of vets who pass through Skill Bridge will get jobs.
  • The Solar Ready Vets program is a part of the military's Skill Bridge program which trains military to prepare for civilian life
  • Distributed #solar energy and getting energy back on the grid will be a focus for energy engineers
  • Workforce training grants were given to Knoxville, TN and University of Central Florida among others
  • It is for everyone from realtors to citizens to power system engineers
  • STEPS is another program that trains non-military  to get the public prepared for more #solar deployment
  • Training was created with the whole ecosystem of trainers, solar companies, and recruiter and includes hands on learning #solarnews
  • Vets have already expressed their excitement and hope for jobs in the #solar industry after completing studies
  • All vets will be @nabcep certified. Vets who have already passed have had a minimum of 2 interviews with #solar companies
  • This program is for exiting vets so they have skill sets ready for work after they terminate from DOD #solarnews
  • The program is called Solar Ready Vets #solarnews
  • Eglin Air Force base in Florida panhandle and Ft. Bragg will both participate alongside NJ and Hawaii #solarnews
  • DOE is adding 5 more bases with the solar commitment for #solar training for vets
  • Listening to DOE Solar press conference call