Green workforce program
Creating green jobs for local residents.
Green Apprenticeship Program with NYCHA
In addition to providing local residents with energy savings, the Community Power installer, Accord Power, will hire 15 NYCHA residents as apprentices to work on the solar installations. The goal of the Green Apprenticeship program is to ensure that NYCHA residents are able to build their knowledge and experience in the solar industry in order to secure long-term employment opportunities, while adding credible employees to Accord Power’s team.
Green City Force will coordinate closely with WE ACT, BMC, and NYCHA’s Office of Resident Economic Empowerment & Sustainability (REES) to recruit NYCHA residents to participate in Solar One’s workforce training program. Most trainees will be residents of the NYCHA campuses where the solar installations will be constructed.
Green Workforce Training
25 NYCHA residents were selected by Green City Force to participate in Solar One’s Green Workforce Training Program, a 2 week training course focusing on green construction and solar electrical work. Each participant that successfully completed the 2 week training class received a certificate of completion and was eligible to interview with Accord Power. Accord Power selected 12 trainees who will receive paid on the job training for the duration of the solar installations. Unhired trainees will receive support from Green City Force, WE ACT, and Solar One to continue to seek employment opportunities.