Include a Job Training Component in Your RFI/RFP
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:
- Illinois Future Energy Jobs Act
- Low-Income Community Solar Policy Guidelines and Sample Bill Language (See p.5) by GRID Alternatives and Vote Solar
- 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.