Are you interested in a green career?  Do you want to work in construction?

Rising Sun Energy Center, a non-profit organization with more than 20 years experience, is recruiting participants for our Green Energy Training Services (GETS) program. There will be huge growth in construction, energy efficiency, and solar jobs over the next couple years.  Learn the skills that Bay Area employers are looking for!

The GETS pre-apprenticeship program trains adults for entry-level jobs in construction, energy efficiency, and solar installation. During nine weeks of training, GETS provides more than 280 hours of classroom and hands-on instruction.  Class takes place MondayFriday from 9:00am-4:00pm at our Berkeley location.

GETS graduates are prepared for jobs making $12-$16/hr as solar installers, weatherization technicians, air sealers and insulation installers, construction laborers, or HVAC technicians.  GETS graduates are also prepared to enter union apprenticeships in the building trades.

Training is FREE for those who meet the eligibility requirements. After completing training, participants work with our job placement team to find and apply for employment and paid internships.

Eligibility requirements:
– Age 18+
– High school diploma or GED
– Low-income or unemployed
– Valid CA Drivers License and clean driving record
– 8th grade reading/writing/math ability
– Legally eligible to work in the United States
– Motivated to find employment after completing training

Our next training class begins March 16! Call Melvin for more information or to apply: 510-665-1501 x202 or email

Source: Rising Sun Energy, March 6th, 2015