In 2012, Kennebec Valley Community College (KVCC) was awarded a grant from the U.S. Department of Energy to provide solar photovoltaic (PV) training to instructors across the Northeast United States. The primary goal of this project is to help facilitate and support the creation of a well-trained and highly qualified solar energy workforce to meet the projected needs of the solar industry.
In 2013, KVCC began offering a two-year (2013-14) training program for faculty throughout the seven state region of New England and New York. As the Northeast Provider of Solar Instructor Training, KVCC has established relationships with career and technical high schools, community colleges, baccalaureate institutions, trade apprenticeship and union training programs that have existing training programs in: electrical technology, construction management or building technology, and engineering.
Alfred State College- Wellsville, NY
Cayuga-Onondaga BOCES- Auburn, NY
Sullivan County Community College- Loch Sheldrake, NY
Bramson Ort College- Queens, NY
Riverbend Career and Technical High School- Bradford, VT
McCann Technical Vocational High School- North Adams, MA
Monument Mountain High School- Stockbridge, MA
Greater Lawrence Technical High School- Andover, MA
Gloucester High School- Gloucester, MA
Massasoit Community College- Canton, MA
Plymouth South High School- Plymouth, MA
Howell Cheney Technical High School- Manchester, CT
International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers- Wallingford, CT
University of Bridgeport- Bridgeport, CT
Dover High School- Dover, NH
Oxford Hills Technical High School- Norway, ME
Mid-Maine Technical Center- Waterville, ME
Kennebec Valley Community College- Fairfield, ME
Waldo County Technical Center- Waldo, ME
Northern Maine Community College- Presque Isle, ME
St. Croix Regional Technical Center- Calais, ME
In addition to training for faculty, KVCC is also hosting solar PV workshops for code enforcement officials throughout New England in 2013 and 2014.
The next code enforcement workshop, 'Solar PV Workshop for New Hampshire Code Officials', will take place May 2, 2014 at Lakes Region Community College in Laconia, NH--click here for more details.
Please see our newsletter--the Northeast SITN Quarterly: