A growing need for workforce within the solar industry spawns an increase in students for solar courses. Responding to this urgent demand, Ambassador Energy reaches a new audience with their new 80-hour solar PV course, followed by the NABCEP EL exam.
Murrieta, CA November 30, 2014
Ambassador Energy crafted the 80-hour curriculum for Mission Career College, who offers students financial aid through government assistance:
*Workforce Investment Act benefits job seekers, laid-off workers, youth, incumbent workers, new entrants to the workforce, veterans, persons with disabilities, and employers.
*Post/911 G.I. Bill offers higher education and training benefits to military veterans and service-members who served after September 10, 2001. In some cases, the benefits are extended to their families.
*Montgomery G.I. Bill (MGIB) assists active duty military service-members and reservists in pursuing higher education degrees, certificates, and other education and training.
"In addition to the added classroom training, we now have more time for working labs," said Catherine Kelso, Director of Training for Ambassador Energy. "My favorite segment is the day after several days of studying theory, where we build a working solar system in the classroom. We install the solar panels, like we would an actual ground-mount array, wire it up to the inverter and use a light source to emulate the sun. After a few minutes of exposure to the light, we huddle around the inverter and turn it on. It is exciting to see the students string all the theory together through this hands-on installation project."
Kelso continued, "I am also excited about the extension of the hours, so we can give the students more classroom and study time before we proctor the NABCEP Entry Level Exam on the final day. The North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) is the gold standard in the solar industry. The ability for passing students to add this credential to a resume certainly gives them an advantage in the job-seeking process."
Completing the 80-hour course and taking the NABCEP EL Exam will prepare students for jobs within the solar arena. These jobs may include; installer, project manager, designer/drafter, sales, administration, information technician, maintenance provider, and more.
Classes commence on the second Monday of each month, beginning January 2015, and run 9am until 5pm Monday through Friday. Interested students should contact Mission Career College or Ambassador Energy.
About Ambassador Energy (AE)
AE is comprised of IREC-accredited Ambassador Energy College Solar Training, the Ambassador Energy Agency Program and the installation arm, Ambassador Energy. On staff are NABCEP Certified PV Installers, NABCEP Certified PV Technical Sales professionals [Fulgham/Kelso]. CA licenses include General Contractor B, C10 Electrician and C46 Renewable Energy. Ambassador Energy trains and installs residential and commercial PV systems throughout California and the US.
About Mission Career College
Mission Career College's mission is to provide quality career training that empowers our students to succeed in their chosen field. We strive to provide every student with the opportunity to grow as a professional but most importantly as an individual. Mission Career College believes in providing students with opportunities to recognize their potential to succeed and grow in the working industry.