U.S. Military Veterans Graduate From The First All-Veteran Solar Training Course Sponsored By The Veteran Advantage And Ambassador Energy College In Southern California


The first all-veteran group of eight graduated on May 16, 2014, after spending five days in classroom and hands-on solar photovoltaic training. On the final day, the veterans took the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners’ NABCEP Entry Level test.

On the day of graduation, two veterans were offered full-time employment with a Southern California solar sales and installation company. They will begin working the week of June 2nd, 2014. Of the remaining veteran graduates, three are interviewing with local solar companies and three will be eligible for employment later this summer. Some are eligible to receive wage assistance from the Riverside County Workforce Investment Act’s On-the-Job Training [OJT] program, whereby half of their hourly wages for the first 90 days are reimbursed to the hiring company, whose intention is to keep them permanently employed.

The next five-day all-veteran training will begin June 2, 2014 at the Ambassador Energy…

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