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Prepare yourself for a fulfilling career in solar energy!

Join one of our training programs and explore the essential aspects of solar energy and installation processes, preparing yourself for an exciting future in this rapidly expanding industry. Community youth strongly encouraged to apply! 

Training Highlights: 

  • Hands-on experience with electricity 
  • Introduction to solar energy principles 
  • Fundamentals of photovoltaics 
  • Site tours and company visits 

Plus, you can earn while you learn! Stipends available for qualified participants. 

A potential to get certified! Certification course participants (ages 18+) have an opportunity to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate Exam, which qualifies an individual to design, sell, install, or maintain systems in a supervised capacity.

Course Options

Intro to Solar 

Dive into renewable energy basics with interactive sessions and hands-on projects. 

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Age 17 or older 
  • Basic high school level reading and math skills
  • Preference for BIPOC youth aged 17 to 24 within 6 miles of George Floyd Square. 

Dates: June 10 – June 14, 9am – 4:30pm 
Duration: 35 hours 
Stipend: $630 

Solar Certification

Gain essential knowledge in electrical circuits, safety protocols, and Photovoltaics (PV) systems.

Eligibility Requirements: 

  • Age 17 or older 
  • Basic high school level reading and algebra skills 
  • Preference for BIPOC youth aged 18 to 24 within 6 miles of George Floyd Square. 

Dates: June 24 – July 2, 9am – 5pm 
Duration: 54 hours 
Stipend: $972 

Frequently Asked Questions

Can I apply for both courses? 

You can apply for one or both courses.

Do I have to take Intro to Solar to take the Solar Certification course?

No, you can sign up for either course, and Intro to Solar is not a prerequisite for Solar Certification.

If I apply for one course am I automatically applied to the other?

No, you’ll need to fill out both applications forms if you want to apply for both courses. Click the red “apply now” button below each course description to access the application form for that course. 

Other questions? Please contact our Youth Coordinator, Rachel Adams, at radams@sabathani.org

Produced in partnership with the City of Minneapolis Health Department, Green Careers, and the Midwest Renewable Energy Association.