Resource: Financing the Next Generation of Solar Workers: An Exploration of Workforce Training Program Sustain
Recognizing that much of the public funding for solar training programs has already expired – despite a profusion of studies pointing to increased worker demand – The Solar Foundation, along with SolarTech and the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP), collaborated on this paper to introduce a number of possible funding mechanisms designed to attract both public and private capital and efficiently allocate funds to solar workforce programs with the greatest need. This paper supplements the broader efforts of the SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative (SWIC), which was a market-driven pilot program that took a systems approach to source, train, and place the right people in the right jobs at the right time.
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