Canada's Leading Solar School Opens New State-of-the-Art Training Facility

Solar Academy International introduces new Solar PV training centre in Toronto, to meet Ontario's needs for solar panel installation professionals.

-Solar Academy International introduces new Solar PV training centre in Toronto, to meet Ontario's needs for solar panel installation professionals.

Toronto, Ontario (Solar Network Wire) September 8, 2010 -- Canada's premier photovoltaic (PV) installation school, Solar Academy International (SAI), has recently opened a new state-of-the-art training facility to help create a skilled workforce of solar professionals for Ontario's expanding green job market.  Located just next to Toronto's international airport, the new training centre will host a range of 1-day, 2-day, and 5-day solar classes covering everything from PV sales and marketing to solar panel installation and electrical safety.

The new facility's launch comes nearly two years after Ontario's introduction of the Green Energy Act – a historic piece of legislation that helped lay the groundwork for the province's aggressive push into sustainability and energy independence.  Heralded as the first school in Canada to receive recognition from the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC), SAI is preparing for a surge in enrollment as large-scale solar projects begin to receive approvals to proceed.  The ISPQ-accredited school is settling into its larger Ontario centre, even as it prepares to expand into select USA markets.

At a time of rising unemployment, green-collar jobs, and solar opportunities in particular, continue to show resilience as PV installation companies seek out more well-trained and experienced employees.

Comments SAI Operations Manager, Matt Summers, "We developed this new centre to meet rising demand for qualified green professionals - Ontario has become extremely fertile ground in the renewable energy push."  He continues, "Our 5-day solar PV installation courses target the general population while our Back-to-Back Weekend classes target professionals whose schedules prevent them from taking advantage of our standard Monday through Friday workshops."

Students who attend SAI's ISPQ-accredited PV installation and design courses are eligible to sit for the NABCEP Entry Level Exam. Upcoming classes include back-to-back weekends on September 24-25 and October 1-2, plus a 5-day course from September 26-30.  SAI also offers a 2-Day Solar PV Sales class on October 22-23 and a 2-Day Introduction to Solar on December 3-4.  Discounts are available for early enrollment.  Visit to learn more.

About Solar Academy International

As Canada's first and only ISPQ-accredited solar training institute, Solar Academy International uses NABCEP learning objectives to quickly advance expertise in solar design and installation.  Its 5-Day and Back-to-Back Weekend Solar PV Training includes hands-on workshops that prepare participants for NABCEP's PV Entry Level Exam.



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