Include a job training component in your RFI/P(s)
If you issue an RFI or RFP for a project in which you will be a major off-taker, you can include language that requires developers to provide job training during the development process. Here are a few sample RFPs and policies that include language on job trainings:
- IL Future Energy Jobs Act
- Page 5 of the Low-Income Solar Policy Guide
- Philadelphia’s Solarize Program
You could also contact local and national organizations focusing on solar job training, such as Grid Alternatives, to see how they approach job training for community solar.