HeatSpring helps solar companies create Registered Apprenticeship Programs to unlock growth and comply with new industry requirements.

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 […]

Understanding Registered Apprenticeship Program Standards: Solar Technician Example

Casey Coghlan understands all the ins and outs of Registered Apprenticeship Programs (RAPs). Before she worked as a Colorado Apprenticeship Consultant, Casey worked on the employer side of apprenticeship equation where she built a RAP for a construction company. Through that experience, she learned firsthand how straightforward and beneficial structured workforce development programs, like RAPs, […]

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 […]