Solar Energy InitiativesÂ Inc. has formed a partnership with three Jacksonville, Fla.-based job-training and placement agencies to train displaced workers as solar energy installation and maintenance technicians.
The program, pending final approval by the Jacksonville City Council, is being funded, in part, by $396,000 in federal stimulus dollars provided by the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009.
Joining Solar Energy in this job training collaborative is Community Rehabilitation Center (CRC), Northeast Florida Community Action Agency (NFCAA) and WorkSource. Solar Energy is providing the training curriculum and materials, and CRC will manage the program and NFCAA and WorkSource will supply the trainees.
The training facility, to be called CRC Institute, will be located at Pearl Plaza at the corner of North Pearl and 44th streets. The first class is anticipated to begin in late October.
SOURCE: Solar Energy Initiatives Inc.