INTRODUCING IREC’s Updated Solar Career Map to School & Career Counselors


The solar industry is adding jobs at a rate nearly 20 times faster than the overall economy.*

WASHINGTON, DC – (RealEstateRama) — Solar offers an exciting range of opportunities for new and incumbent workers, and now there is an updated tool to help you share with students and other stakeholders more about this rapidly advancing and changing industry. IREC’s Solar Career Map features the faces and information behind the expanding universe of solar-energy occupations. It describes diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifies the sorts of experience and credentials necessary to do them well.

Learn more on March 24 at 2:30 ET when IREC will host a complimentary webinar introducing the Map to school and career counselors who would like to learn more about this tool to help students understand solar careers.

Designed to demonstrate the breadth of our industry and its critical occupations, as well as the necessity for integrated solar training in a variety of related fields, the Solar Career Map emerged from a simple vision: High-quality work and high-quality jobs are the key to building a robust, high-quality solar industry.
At the webinar, you’ll learn how to:
  • Access the Map’s interactive features, including 40 jobs in 4 sectors how they are related
  • Apply ideas about how you can leverage the Map to make your work more effective
  • Take advantage of other resources created by IREC and the Solar Instructor Training Network to support those working with students interested in the clean energy industry
The IREC Team will answer your questions submitted in advance or during the webinar as time allows.
*2014 Solar Jobs Census, The Solar Foundation
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