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A graduate’s view of the Solar Ready Vets training schools https://t.co/aARAnB9tl8

A graduate’s view of the Solar Ready Vets training schools https://t.co/aARAnB9tl8

In 2015, the Energy Department’s Solar Ready Vets program trained more than 150 American armed forces veterans to enter the solar workforce. Source: US Department of Energy Solar energy is one of the fastest growing industries in the US and a major source of employment, providing one out of every 83 new jobs in the States last year. Today, solar employs more than 209,000 full-time workers with demand rising still. ‘Solar Ready Vets’ is the US Department of Energy’s answer to the urgent demand for highly-trained workers; pairing skilled military veterans with civilian job training in an industry eager to recruit. The transition from military service into the civilian workforce can be a vulnerable time, with many veterans indicating that finding a job is one of the hardest challenges they surmount in their return to civilian life. Whilst last year marked the lowest unemploym...

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