The Solar Opportunities and Readiness Initiative

The SOAR initiative engages solar industry leaders, certified training providers and career development networks to strengthen veteran solar career pathways. A range of national high-impact capacity building efforts align veteran talent and skills with industry workforce needs as solar continues to lead job growth in the American energy sector.

Our Objectives:

POSITIVE CONNECTIONS
FOR POWERFUL CAREERS


Expand access to training, credentialing, professional development and employment opportunities

INDUSTRY-EDUCTATION PARTNERSHIPS


Catalyze strategic partnerships between solar employers and community college training programs


STANDARDIZE SOLAR
WORK-BASED LEARNING


Develop and register a formalized apprenticeship program
for solar employers nationwide


FAST-TRACK VETERANS’
SOLAR CREDENTIALS


Streamline pathways to NABCEP certification based on military experience and demonstrated qualifications


EXPAND GI BILL ELIGIBILITY


Work with Veterans Affairs to enable use of GI Bill benefits for costs associated with solar certifications


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