Last week marked the launch of Solar Works DC’s first cohort. Solar Works DC is a joint effort between DC Department of Energy and Environment and the DC Department of Employment Services to provide low-income solar installation and job training to DC residents. The program will operate three cohorts throughout the year – summer, fall, and spring, with the summer cohort made up of participants from the award-winning Green Zone Environmental Program.
Over the next three years, Solar Works DC aims to provide on-the-job technical training to more than 200 DC residents between the ages of 18 to 24 and reduce energy costs for up to 300 DC residents by as much as $600 annually.
By preparing Washingtonians for careers in rapidly expanding green industries and making it easier for residents to access clean energy, organizers say they are taking their commitment to the environment and DC’s green economy one step further and modeling how cities can lead the way.
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