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Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator

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With the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act (FEJA) in Illinois, workforce development opportunities in energy efficiency and solar energy are rapidly increasing.

As a direct benefit of FEJA, we prepare individuals and contractor businesses to build a career or a business in the clean energy economy.

Elevate’s Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator provides individuals and contractors from diverse backgrounds with workforce development opportunities to help create an equitable, inclusive, and quality clean energy workforce.

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Solar Jobs Training Program

Individuals interested in a career in solar can get hands-on experience through the Solar Jobs Training Program. Over 90% of students complete the program, and over 80% of graduates are placed into jobs.

Students receive the following training and services:

  • 40 hours of classroom training
  • 20 hours of hands-on solar PV system installation
  • Preparation to take NABCEP exam
  • Critical wrap-around services including tutoring, transportation, and job placement assistance

In the Chicago region, Elevate partners with Millennium Solar Electric Training Academy. In southern Illinois, Elevate partners with Lutheran Social Services of Illinois (LSSI) and GRID Alternatives.

The Solar Jobs Training Program serves individuals from economically disadvantaged and environmental justice communities, returning citizens, and foster care alumni in the Chicago region and in southern Illinois (Marion). This program is a qualifying job training program for Illinois Solar for All.

Apply for the Solar Jobs Training Program

Millennium Solar Electric Training Academy  Lutheran social services of IllinoisGrid Alternatives

Contractor Accelerator

Established and developing contractors can grow their business in the clean energy economy with the Contractor Accelerator. The program brings together established energy business owners, technical experts, and industry specialists to support the development of a diverse, inclusive, and quality energy contracting community.

Graduates of the program will be able to:

  • Navigate the growing solar and energy efficiency marketplace in Illinois
  • Understand the process and complete requirements to work on utility energy efficiency projects or solar installations
  • Build their network and grow their energy business

The Contractor Accelerator works with minority-/women-/disadvantaged-/veteran-owned contracting businesses seeking to expand into energy efficiency or solar in the Chicago region. This program is a qualifying job training program for Illinois Solar for All.

Apply for the Contractor Accelerator

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