Solar Jobs Training Program

We are currently recruiting for our next cohort! Fill out an application.

Elevate Energy partners with minority-owned firms and nonprofit organizations to train individuals in solar and related energy careers through the Solar Jobs Training Program. The program serves individuals from economically disadvantaged and environmental justice communities, returning citizens, and foster care alumni. Over 90% of students complete the program and over 80% of graduates are placed into jobs.

In addition to training, the program provides critical wrap-around services, including:

  • Case management support
  • Resume writing support
  • Interview prep
  • Tutoring and coaching
  • Job placement assistance
  • $500 program stipend
  • Commuting/transportation assistance
  • Textbook and class t-shirt

In the Chicago region, Elevate Energy partners with Millennium Solar Electric Training Academy. In southern Illinois, Elevate Energy partners with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) and GRID Alternatives. Additionally, Elevate Energy partners with numerous community-based organizations to recruit and support students on their journey.

Does this program sound right for you? Fill out an application today!

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The training was very helpful because it offered a real snapshot of the current state of solar in Illinois. I also developed a real bond with my fellow students and am looking forward to working with them in the near future.

Julio Ibarra, Solar Jobs Training Program Graduate