Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator

Program Updates - Last Updated 3/26

We’re in the process of making changes to our Solar Jobs Training Program and Solar Contractor Accelerator to adapt to the COVID-19 pandemic. We’ll continue to update the information below – please check back to stay up-to-date. We greatly appreciate your patience during this difficult time.

Solar Jobs Training Program: We've moved our Chicago programming online and have postponed our in-person training in Marion, IL for the time being. Our Chicago cohort's Resume Writing and Interview Techniques workshop has been tentatively rescheduled for Friday, April 3, 2020, and its graduation ceremony has been tentatively rescheduled for Saturday, May 2, 2020. Please email with questions.

Solar Contractor Accelerator: We are moving all programming online, including our upcoming Solar Industry Licensing and Certifications workshop on Tuesday, March 31, 2020 at 5:30 pm and our Support Clean Energy Jobs in Communities workshop on Tuesday, April 14, 2020 at 5:30 pm. Please email to request the Skype invitations for these workshops.

Hiring Events: We're moving our spring hiring events online and will update this webpage with the event dates and invites once finalized.

Our Programs

With the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act, resources for energy efficiency and solar energy in Illinois are rapidly increasing. As a direct benefit of this law, Elevate Energy prepares individuals and contractor businesses from economically disadvantaged communities to build a career or a business in the clean energy economy. Elevate Energy collaborates with community partners to provide access to training, resources, and jobs to ensure an equitable, inclusive, and quality clean energy workforce.

Elevate Energy’s Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator consists of two programs: the Solar Jobs Training Program and the Contractor Accelerator. Learn more about each program below and read our program factsheet.

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