Top National Solar Provider Extends Jobs Offers to All Graduates of the US Department of Energy’s ‘Reach for the Sun’ Pilot Program
CAMP PENDLETON, Calif., Feb 17 Vivint Solar (NYSE: VSLR), a leading provider of residential solar systems, announced today that it has extended job offers to all 20 graduates of the United States Department of Energy’s ‘Reach for the Sun’ pilot program at United States Marine Corps Base Camp Pendleton. ‘Reach for the Sun’ is an intensive solar workforce training designed to help place qualified transitioning military service members into the solar industry.
“We are honored to recruit from the Department of Energy’s ‘Reach for the Sun’ program and are thoroughly impressed with the skillsets of its graduates,” said Greg Butterfield, CEO of Vivint Solar. “As exiting military personnel pursue civilian jobs, we hope they will choose careers in the fast-growing solar industry.”
‘Reach for the Sun’ pilot program was offered to twenty transitioning Marines and included four weeks of intensive photovoltaic coursework. Each graduate gains the skills to size and install solar panels, safely connect electricity to the grid, interpret and comply with local building code requirements. Additional pilot courses will be offered at United States Army Fort Carson in Colorado and Naval Station Norfolk in Virginia this year.
About Vivint Solar
Vivint Solar is a leading provider of distributed solar energy – electricity generated by a solar energy system installed at a customer’s location – to residential customers in the United States. Vivint Solar’s customers pay little to no money upfront, receive significant savings relative to utility generated electricity and continue to benefit from guaranteed energy prices over the 20-year term of their contracts. Vivint Solar finances, designs, installs, monitors and services the solar energy systems to make things easy for its customers. For more information, visit www.vivintsolar.com or follow @VivintSolar.
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