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12/20/13 | Next Steps for Vets Blog

Free Solar Energy Training for San Diego Vets

Veterans in southern California will be able to receive free training for solar industry jobs, thanks to a new program launching in early 2014.

The San Diego County Board of Supervisors has endorsed Empower America, a non-profit that will provide veterans with a two weeks of training in installing solar panels. Afterwards, it will assist veterans in finding jobs in the solar industry.

Empower America’s CEO, Mario Pabon, plans to work with employment offices, military bases, and other organizations to find and train veterans. Each training course will include 10 to 12 veterans.

According to Pabon, four employers have given authorization for over 160 jobs. Though they are entry level positions, there is a great potential for growth.

For more information, visit http://www.weempoweramerica.org/.