Vivint Solar says it has extended job offers to all of the graduates of the U.S. Department of Energy's (DOE) ‘Reach for the Sun’ pilot program at U.S. Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton, just north of San Diego.
‘Reach for the Sun’ is an intensive workforce training program designed to help place military personnel who are transitioning out of active duty into jobs within the solar industry.
This program, offered to 20 transitioning marines, included four weeks of comprehensive photovoltaic coursework. According to Vivint, each graduate learned how to size and install solar panels, safely connect electricity to the grid, and interpret and comply with local building code requirements.
‘We are honored to recruit from the [DOE's] 'Reach for the Sun' program and are thoroughly impressed with the skillsets of its graduates,’ says Greg Butterfield, CEO of Vivint Solar. ‘As exiting military personnel pursue civilian jobs, we hope they will choose careers in the fast-growing solar industry.’