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Solar Skills is Live!!


We're excited to announce the launch of our first Solar Skills training program from October 16 - 20th!

Offered in partnership with Gridworks Energy and the Louis Bull Tribe, 10 participants will work together to install an 8KW Solar PV system in Louis Bull, Maskwacis, Alberta (1 hr drive south of Edmonton).

This training program is an excellent opportunity for participants to get cutting-edge skills to diversify their work scope in Alberta’s evolving energy industry!

Interested? Apply here!

What makes this program unique?

Every participant of the training program will be installing an actual, working solar energy system - from start to finish - on the roof of this community daycare in Louis Bull, Maskwacis.

Installing a fully operational solar energy system is not an experience you can get in the classroom. The Solar Skills training will set participants up with real life experience and a competitive advantage when looking for work in the industry.

Program graduates will then be given primary consideration in our future support program to connect workers with career opportunities in renewable energy.


Apply here!

We will select 10 participants for this program. Priority will be given to electricians, the unemployed or underemployed, indigenous peoples, and workers with experience in oil & gas or coal industries.

Thanks to the generous support of our sponsors, some needs-based financial assistance will be provided.

This is an exceptional opportunity to get extensive hands-on training. We want to support our participants along every step of the way, because we know that people are what this energy transition is all about!

We’re grateful to Suncor and Enbridge for providing the financial support that allowed us to purchase the solar panels and equipment, and to get the first Solar Skills project off the ground.

Please share this email with anyone you think might be interested!

Let us know if you have any questions, or if you are interested in joining us!

Stay tuned for updates on this exciting program and our other work at Iron & Earth.

Yours in solidarity,

Jen Turner
Director of Communications


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  • Joshua Castleman
    commented 2018-10-16 14:00:42 -0700
    Great read, I really liked all that was written. It did answer some questions I had. Really appreciated!
  • Gaurang Patel
    commented 2018-05-19 06:12:16 -0700
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  • Wesley Bergman
    commented 2018-02-26 20:42:48 -0800
    Solar training is a very valuable skill to learn. It’s only going to grow as an industry. I built my business around it!
  • Marcus Becker
    commented 2018-01-08 21:50:40 -0800
    Actually, this training is very good, I will certainly do it because I need to evolve in my life and this course will help me a lot. My site:
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