#SolarVets Prep for Jobs Thanks to TVA Solar Scholarships

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Since the announcement of scholarships for a solar photovoltaic training course in Southern California, The Veteran Asset has been prepping for placement of 18 soon-to-be solar graduates.

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“Responding to some national initiatives with goals of preparing transitioning military service members for work in the renewable energy space,” said Kelly Smith, President of The Veteran Asset, “We at TVA are celebrating the cause by facilitating scholarships of 18 students in August. The mission is proving successful, as we already have a wait list.”

The strict curriculum of the August class consists of classroom coursework, 100’s of quiz questions, break-out sessions, and hands-on labs, whereby students build an actual operating solar system. All of this leads to the graduates taking the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level Exam, proctored on the tenth day.

Upon graduation, TVA goes to work assisting the veterans in finding job placement with local, regional and national solar companies and tracking their progress. TVA’s mission includes collecting and measuring data for this newly emerging population of employees, who served in the U.S. military and are now seeking employment.

To make tax-deductible contributions to this class, visit the TVA website.

Course Details
Entry Level PV Design & Installation 10-Day Solar Training Course

In this solar training course, students learn how solar photovoltaic (PV) systems operate, as well as, basic system design and safety practices. The course covers basic electrical terminology, PV system components, solar fundamentals, sun path, basic system design, string sizing, site evaluation, shade analysis, system sizing, over-current protection basics, grounding basics, electrical and mechanical design considerations and OSHA safety standards.

This Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) accredited course includes live instruction, lesson reviews, multiple quizzes with over 200 practice questions, and a hands-on lab, whereby students install a complete, operating solar PV system. On the final day, the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) EL Exam is proctored by Ambassador Energy.

About The Veteran Asset (TVA)
Tax-exempt nonprofit 501(c)(3)organization, whose mission is to recruit, train and place U.S. military veterans into meaningful careers within the renewable energy sector.

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