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President Obama Announces Free Solar Workforce Training Program for Vets

As part of a collaboration with the Pentagon, this new wave in the solar workforce will include veterans.

At an appearance at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base last week, President Obama announced a new plan by the Energy Department to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020. As part of a collaboration with the Pentagon, this new wave in the solar workforce will include veterans.

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The Solar Vets Program, which will be free to military personnel, will funnel in trainees to the workforce through a series of training programs at military bases around the country. The special training sessions will take the form of four to six week programs during which vets will practice how to install solar panels and electrical systems, learn how to assess building codes, as well as how to inspect and sell solar power systems.

According to the Washington Post, the solar industry is booming, with jobs growing at a rate 10 times faster than the rest of the workforce.

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