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Using Apprenticeships to Meet a Dire Need for Skilled and Licensed Electricians: ReVision Energy

Launching a Registered Apprenticeship Program (RAP) at your company can initially seem daunting. It requires intention and consistency as the structure for apprentice training and development is created and implemented. If your team is just starting their journey into RAPs, it can be helpful to hear from companies who have launched impactful programs and are […]

Exploring Sponsorship Options for Your Registered Apprenticeship Program

There are four key roles within Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs) – employers, sponsors (also known as administrators), Related Technical Instruction (RTI) providers, and supportive services. Registered Apprenticeship Programs can be developed under different sponsors. In HeatSpring’s free course, How to Start Your Registered Apprenticeship Program, Becky Long from the Solar Energy Industries Association (SEIA) shares […]

What is a Registered Apprenticeship Program?

With the passing of the Inflation Reduction Act, clean energy companies are scrambling to understand and implement Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). Staff charged with leadership & development within companies are actively building their capacity to administer this powerful workforce development tool. In HeatSpring’s free course, How to Start Your Registered Apprenticeship Program, Janene Erne, a […]

“We Don’t Have a (Solar) Labor Shortage”

“We don’t have a labor shortage. We have a shortage of jobs people want to do.”

That’s my favorite quote from the IREC Workforce Summit that took place last week in Washington D.C. The room was full of educators, policy organizations, solar advocates, and government representatives sharing their ideas and best practices for the future of […]

Funding Available to Upskill Your Workforce – Incumbent Worker Training

Did you know that there is funding available from your local workforce development board to upskill your staff? There is! In most areas, it’s called incumbent worker training, but the program titles can vary depending on your local workforce board. 

Incumbent worker training programs are designed to provide direct financial support to train your current staff […]