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Green Jobs: Innovative Silicon Valley Program trains and Places Green Professionals (
SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, offers an innovative job training program for professionals who aspire to work in the solar or energy efficiency industries.

Inside Silicon Valley (Joint Venture Silicon Valley)
A one hour interview (April 27 and 29) on a local radio (1590 KLIV) show hosted by Russ Hancock of Joint Venture Silicon Valley.

Local workers get training for green jobs, and placement (San Jose Mercury News)
SolarTech, an initiative of the Silicon Valley Leadership Group, has partnered with NOVA, a local job training organization, on a pioneering program that trains people for highly sought after "green jobs" in the region's fast-growing solar and energy efficiency industries.

Prevent a Major Solar Workforce Deficit: Think Like a New Product Manager (Renewable Energy
The solar industry is expanding rapidly, but support for workforce development has not kept pace with market growth. According to the Solar Energy Industry Association, in the next few years the U.S. solar industry will grow from an $8 billion to $15 billion per year business, which will require robust workforce development to meet market demand for talented industry professionals. Rapid growth of the solar industry is great news, and it will create thousands more jobs. But we must invest in more (and the right) training programs to meet this demand.

The Right People at the Right Time: Training the Next Generation of Automotive Professionals (Renewable Energy
Thanks in part to funding from the SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative (SWIC), De Anza College’s Auto Tech Electric Vehicle (EV) Program is responding to the specific needs of the local industry by training the next generation of automotive technicians and fleet managers.

Solar industry brings energy to hiring (San Francisco Business Times) 
There’s plenty of opportunity for jobs in cleantech, especially for those with solar skills.

SolarTech Workforce Innovations Collaborative: Finding the Right Employees for a Growing Industry (Solutions)
The rapidly growing solar industry boasts technology and products that are ready to provide clean energy and lower customers’ electric bills.

SolarTech’s Solar Job Program Vets and Trains Green Workers (Greentech Media) 
SolarTech is partnered with Nova Workforce Development in a program that trains people for greentech job positions that companies actually want to fill.