GRID Colorado is providing two green workforce development programs - SolarCorps Fellowship Program and the Solar Accelerator Internship.
GRID’s Colorado SolarCorps Fellowship Program (SolarCorps) is an eleven-month, paid training pathway, which aims to connect individuals from under-resourced communities with career opportunities in solar installation and construction. GRID will provide additional career coaching opportunities, job search support, and direct connections to hiring companies.
GRID Colorado’s Solar Accelerator Internship is the next step for trainees, offering a pathway to a higher level, higher paying quality career through a 12-month paid training in five different solar career tracts common in the solar industry. The five Solar Accelerator Internships are:
- Solar Installation Supervisor
- Solar Trainer
- Solar Designer
- Solar Site estimator
- Programs Coordinator for Workforce Development, Community Outreach or Clean Mobility
In addition to mentorship and job placement support, GRID will provide staff guidance and support necessary for interns to obtain the National Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Associate credential.