The first wave of military veterans to enroll in a US programme to train to work in the solar energy industry have graduated in San Diego, California and already been offered employment.
The veterans graduated from the programme at Camp Pendleton, one of three bases participating in an initial pilot programme to train 200 workers as part of a wider drive to train and recruit new solar industry employees in the US. Residential leasing and installation company Vivint Solar has already hired all 20 of the graduates, the company announced on Friday.
Vivint Solar was one of US solar’s five biggest companies – by numbers of employees- which signed up and committed to interviewing military graduates of the programme. Also involved are SolarCity, Sunrun, SunEdison and SunPower.