05 Jul '18, 3pm

[email protected]: From Syria to San Diego, #solar trainees triumph.

.@GRID: From Syria to San Diego, #solar trainees triumph.

Khashaa (left) and Mamer (second from right) celebrate with fellow trainees and graduates on World Refugee Day 2018. This story was reposted with permission from GRID Alternatives. Last year on June 20, World Refugee Day , GRID Alternatives San Diego kicked off an important partnership with fellow nonprofit GetChargedUp. The plan was to train local refugee youth for jobs in the solar industry. GetChargedUp would provide help with translation and community outreach, and GRID would administer the training. Fast forward one year to World Refugee Day 2018. Perched on a roof in the shimmering San Diego heat are two star graduates of that training program, Khashaa Kawkab and Mamer Jalahej. They deftly handle solar panels and connect wires, totally at ease 15 feet in the air. Both Khashaa and Mamer now have full-time jobs with local solar companies, but they recently volunteered ...

Full article: https://solarindustrymag.com/grid-from-syria-to-san-diego...

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