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Vivint Solar Trains Military Graduates for the “Solar Ready Vets” Program

published: 2015-04-27 18:05

As part of the second graduating class of United States' Department of Energy's “Solar Ready Vets” program, Vivint Solar announces to continue to recruit military graduates at United States Army installation, Fort Carson, in Colorado. The program, which is enabled by the U.S. Department of Defense’s SkillBridge initiative, intends to train qualified solar workers from the military for the solar industry.

“Solar Ready Vets” includes an intense four to six weeks of PV coursework and training. Each graduate gains the skills to size and install solar panels, safely connect electricity to the grid, and learns to interpret and comply with local building code requirements. Additional pilot courses will be offered at United States Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia and Hill Air Force Base in Utah later this year. In total, the program aims to train about 200 active military personnel who are within a few months of veteran status.

"We are honored to be a recruiting partner with the Department of Energy's 'Solar Ready Vets' program and congratulate its second training class, the first at Fort Carson," said Greg Butterfield, CEO of Vivint Solar. "We hope that more graduating veterans will join us in creating a brighter, more sustainable future and help stimulate our economy."

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