In the midst of COVID-19, our vision to scale the global solar workforce remains, and we recognize a more immediate and symbiotic need for action and impact. Millions of people have lost their jobs due to the Coronavirus, and the worst of the damage is yet to come, with projections estimating an unemployment rate as high as 32.1% in the US alone.
The coronavirus is affecting marginalized populations who live with poverty, health inequities, and other burdens more severely than others. While some have the opportunity to work-from-home, the rest of the world is being forced to go into work and potentially be exposed, or are facing unemployment.
In a time of scarcity and fear, we can provide hope, opportunity, and access to a viable career opportunity through solar training. A major barrier for solar education is the cost of training, so we’re aiming to eliminate that barrier. We are fundraising so we can release our education free to the public. We hope to provide free solar training so individuals can build their solar skills now, and we can rebound and expand the solar industry after COVID-19 together. Contact us to learn how you can help.