‘Find Your Power’ Jobs Training Program, Overseen by PEA, Receives $100,000 From PECO
2018年6月5日，费城 委员会主席达雷尔·L. 克拉克博士主管,. 威廉R. 海特和代表 PECO 和 西门子 on Tuesday honored the Spring 2018 graduates of “Find Your Power,” a solar 和 energy efficiency training course administered by the 赌博靠谱的平台 (PEA) 和 School District of Philadelphia.
The newest “Find Your Power” trainee class includes 20 School District career 和 technical education (CTE) high school students who are preparing for in-dem和 jobs in the clean energy industry.
“I am so proud that Philadelphia is busting misconceptions about solar energy by making it accessible, 负担得起的, 和 creating career opportunities for our young people along the way,委员会主席克拉克说. “感谢PEA, 该项目赞助商, 和 the School District for making our vision for a greener, 更便宜, 和 more economically vibrant Philadelphia a reality. Congratulations to the ‘Find Your Power’ trainees, 和 thank you for committing yourselves to a better Philly for everyone.”
“We look forward to a continued partnership with the 赌博靠谱的平台 to exp和 the ‘Find Your Power’ program to even more students throughout our public schools,” Dr. 海特说. “The program aligns with our District’s sustainability initiative, 绿色Futures, 和 furthers our work around college 和 career readiness. With all of the job opportunities available in the local clean energy industry, this program is the perfect fit for our students.”
PECO, 这个班的主要赞助商, 出示一张100美元的支票,1万美元来帮助PEA, created by 市议会 to further the City’s sustainability goals, continue to offer clean energy jobs training to young people in Philadelphia. 西门子和 能源部 (DOE) 太阳能社区挑战赛 have also contributed funds to make the program possible.
“在PECO, we are committed to making a difference by strengthening the communities we serve 和, 最重要的是, supporting those young people who will shape our future,” PECO President 和 CEO Mike Innocenzo 说. “The 赌博靠谱的平台’s ‘Find Your Power’ class, is a shining example of a program that not only educates, but also equips students with competitive skills to enter the workforce. We are proud to invest in such an innovative program, 和 will continue supporting youth education 和 enrichment across the Greater Philadelphia region.”
This was the first clean energy course offered to District students during the academic year. PEA piloted the “Find Your Power” curriculum last summer as a six-week class for 18 students. The program was met with such enthusiasm that PEA re-opened the program for students this spring semester. PEA will be training a new cohort of 20 students this summer as part of the 费城青年网络的 WorkReady程序.
“Solar Installer is the fastest growing job in the country,” PEA Executive Director Emily Schapira, 说. “We are proud to be preparing Philadelphia’s young people to take advantage of these new opportunities.”
“全球十大赌博靠谱的平台 has a strong record of helping citizens across our City literally find their power through solar installations,” Council Environment Committee Chair 布雷诺布朗 (大)说. “This celebration is important to not only honor the journey of these students, but also recognize the important work of the 赌博靠谱的平台 in creating new jobs while maintaining a dedication to diversity 和 inclusion.”
“Thanks to the partnership of the School District of Philadelphia with the 赌博靠谱的平台, 市议会, PECO, 和西门子, we are laying a foundation for our students that has the capacity to open countless doors for them throughout their careers,“议员 德里克年代. 绿色 (大)补充道.
The “Find Your Power” program is supported by 全球十大赌博靠谱的平台, a citywide program to help Philadelphians go solar at home. 自2017年以来, 超过2,800 households have signed up to receive discounted group pricing on rooftop solar. 全球十大赌博靠谱的平台 is now offering a special financing option for 45 low- 和 moderate-income households as a pilot program. Any homeowner in the City of Philadelphia can support PEA’s ongoing training initiatives by installing solar through this program.
全球十大赌博靠谱的平台 is part of the 赌博靠谱的平台’s $1 billion Philadelphia 能源活动, a sustainable energy initiative announced by Council President 克拉克 in 2016 to reduce energy costs 和 create 10,10年内，能源部门创造了1万个就业岗位. 全球十大赌博靠谱的平台 is projected to create 75 living-wage, career jobs. 不到一年, the three solar companies serving customers through 全球十大赌博靠谱的平台 created 27 new solar jobs. More than a third of these positions are filled by minorities, 42%的女性, 59%的费城居民, 11%是退伍军人.