Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Launch Maryland's First Solar Training Program for Baltimore City Residents

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Monday, March 7, 2016

Howard Libit
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Mayor Rawlings-Blake to Launch Maryland's First Solar Training Program for Baltimore City Residents

Training program is part of One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative through Mayor's Office of Employment Development

WHAT:

Mayor Rawlings-Blake will launch Maryland's first solar training program for Baltimore City residents as part of the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative through the Mayor's Office of Employment Development.

Civic Works' Baltimore Center for Green Careers (BCGC) will facilitate the three-month Solar Training program, which is available to Baltimore City residents. The program will train students to install and maintain solar systems and includes comprehensive case management services, job readiness instruction,  the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) Entry Level certification, the Occupational Safety Hazard Association (OSHA) Construction Safety certification, hands-on training in BCGC's solar lab space, and 320 hours of on-the-job training.

Funding for this program is made possible by a grant awarded last year from the U.S. Department of Labor and is administered by the Baltimore City Mayor’s Office of Employment Development (MOED) in partnership with Maryland Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation (MDLLR). The grants were provided to 12 workforce development agencies, including BCGC, through the One Baltimore for Jobs (1B4J) initiative. The goal of the 1B4J initiative is to provide training and placement for careers in high-growth industries to disconnected workers in Baltimore's most economically distressed neighborhoods. 

BCGC will provide an opportunity to tour the solar training facilities, see the hands-on solar practice lab, and meet with Solar trainees.

WHEN:

TODAY, Monday, March 7, 10:00 am

WHERE:

Civic Works’ Baltimore Center for Green Careers, 6260 Frankford Avenue

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