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The City of Madison Engineering Division is looking for its next class of GreenPower Program trainees for 2021. The application is now available for anyone who would like to apply for the solar installation job training program.

GreenPower is a program where eager trainees learn how to install solar panels, even if they have little to no prior electrical experience. The program can help position a trainee for a potential career in the trades.
The program has been steadily growing since its inception in 2016, when it was started as a pilot project. Since its start, trainees have installed more than 17 complete systems at city facilities.

In October, the City celebrated the completion of the latest solar project at Madison Metro Transit, which helped the City surpass its one megawatt goal. Thanks in large part to the GreenPower Trainees, the City now has 2.5 percent of its building electric use provided by solar power.

Learn more before you apply
City Engineering is offering a number of new resources to support anyone considering to apply for the program. Three virtual Question and Answer Sessions are scheduled in January, and a new video is available for applicants to watch and learn more about what the program experience is like.

Register for the following Q and A sessions:

Apply for the GreenPower Program

VIDEO: The GreenPower Program Experience

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