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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.


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Iron & Earth was founded and operates on Indigenous land within Treaty Six Territory and Métis Region 4 in amiskwaciy-wâskahikan (in Nehiyawewin/Cree), so-called Edmonton. The home of many Indigenous Peoples including the Nehiyawak/Cree, Tsuut’ina, Niitsitapi/Blackfoot, Métis, Nakota Sioux, Haudenosaunee/Iroquois, Dene Suliné, Anishinaabe/Ojibway/Saulteaux, and the Inuk/Inuit.

We pay our respects to all Indigenous Peoples of this land. Through their spiritual and practical relationships with the land, a rich heritage for our learning and our life as a community has been created and maintained. We recognize that the transition to a low-carbon future must be led by Indigenous Peoples and that there will be no justice unless we acknowledge and repair our relationship with the land.

We are committed to responding to the Truth and Reconciliation Commission of Canada’s Calls to Action and upholding the United Nations Declaration on the Rights of Indigenous Peoples, and acknowledge that we are always learning and unlearning practices that minimize harm and lead to the development of trust between us and Indigenous Peoples across Nations and urban centers.