Applications are now being accepted at the Tri-County Urban League and Jobs Partnership Peoria for individuals interested in a training program for a career in the solar pipeline industry. Individuals who are admitted to the nine-week program first will attend four weeks of essential skills and job readiness preparation at both organizations beginning June 3. A total of fifteen individuals will be selected to complete an additional five weeks of comprehensive technical solar training, beginning July 1 at the ICC Peoria Campus, located at 5407 N. University St., Peoria.
Ex-offenders and former foster youth are encouraged to apply. Applicants must be 18 years of age with a high school diploma or equivalent. A valid driver’s license is preferred.
Prospective students are encouraged to attend a free session to determine interest in solar occupations and the program. This free Solar “Boot Camp” will be held on Saturday, May 11 from 1 to 4 p.m. in Hickory Hall on the ICC Peoria Campus.
To register for the Boot Camp, call (309) 690-6900 or email firstname.lastname@example.org. To complete an application, contact the Tri-County Urban League at (309) 673-7474 or email@example.com, or Jobs Partnership Peoria at (309) 404-9095 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
The ICC Solar Training Program is offered through a grant from Commonwealth Edison and funded through the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA). The grant is designed to build a pipeline of individuals who are trained for many careers within the solar industry.