Nunatsiavut Government Youth Energy Training Initiative Solar Installation
Iron & Earth, in partnership with the Nunatsiavut Government, hosted a Community Solar Skills Training Program in Rigolet and Hopedale as part of the Youth Energy Training Initiative.
Trainees were provided with access to Fall Arrest Certification Training and the in-class portion of the Community Solar Skills Training Program in Rigolet from July 11 - 17, 2022 as part of the Nunatsiavut Youth Energy Training Initiative.
Trainees were then provided hands-on installation instruction and experience working alongside Green Sun Rising at one of two installations located in Rigolet and Hopedale.
Devin Keats, Journeyperson Electrician and an Advanced Electrical Instructor, was the Lead Instructor for the Community Solar Skills Training Program. Five trainees successfully completed the training program and will be part of Iron & Earth’s Climate Mentorship Program and alumni network.
Iron & Earth's Renewable Skills initiative is designed to build up the workforce required to fill the growing need for skilled solar and wind energy industry workers.
Learn more about Renewable Skills.
Iron & Earth is committed to partnering with Indigenous workers to empower their communities to become self-sufficient in training programs, clean energy transition projects, and employment opportunities to combat environmental racism.
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