Solar power will account for nearly half of new U.S. electric generating capacity in 2022, according to the U.S. Energy Information Administration. With large increases in solar capacity comes huge increases in solar jobs.  

To showcase the abundance of opportunities in the solar industry, HeatSpring is launching a new free course – Solar Career Pathways. In this course, students first learn about the scale and scope of the industry to understand exactly how many jobs are out there and in what areas. 

The creators of the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Career Map, Mary Lawrence and Joe Sarubbi, explain why they created this useful tool, how to use it, and why it’s important to understand pathways for advancement.

Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Solar Career Map

Real people working in the various careers within clean energy join the course in short Q&A video sessions to discuss their experiences working in the industry. They share about the day-to-day experience of their jobs, the skills and knowledge they needed to get there, plus advice for people looking to join that career path as well. We learn about electrical apprenticeship, solar installation, design and permitting, drone operation, project development, and more. 

The Solar Career Pathways course culminates in a summary of top skills to develop for success in the industry as well as opportunities to learn and grow. 

The course is designed for people just starting their clean energy careers as well as people considering a career change to this exciting and rapidly growing industry. 

Ready to sign up? Enroll in the free Solar Career Pathways course on HeatSpring!