The MREA is approved by the Wisconsin State Approving Agency (SAA) for GI Bill® education benefits for PV 101, 201 and 202 when taught in Custer, WI or at the Milwaukee Solar Training Academy. MREA’s approved and accredited coursework provides students training for entry-level solar career opportunities in, installation, sales and finance, operations and maintenance, site assessment, project management, and more.
Approved by the Wisconsin State Approving Agency (SAA) for GI Bill ® education benefits:
- Basic Photovoltaics (PV 101)
- PV Site Assessor Training (PV 201)
- PV System Design (PV 202)
- PV Design and Installation Lab (PV 301)
- Wind Turbine Design and Construction (W 306)
NOTE: Approval only valid when courses are taught in-person at our training facility in Custer, WI or at the Milwaukee Solar Training Academy.
Milwaukee Solar Training Academy
The following courses offered as part of the Milwaukee Solar Training Academy qualify for SAA GI Bill® education benefits: PV 101, PV 201, PV 202, PV 204. The Solar Training Academy is a series of weekend courses held from January – March, preparing students for careers in the solar industry. Upon completion students qualify to sit for the NABCEP PV Associates Exam. Learn More!
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Solar Job Market
The solar job market has increased 20% since 2012, and more than 50 people begin working in the solar energy field every day. It’s one of the fastest growing industries in the US, with 11 times more installations today than in 2008.
According to the U.S. Census Bureau, 4.1% of the Wisconsin veteran population was unemployed in 2015. The MREA’s approved training will give those who have served an opportunity to join the growing renewable energy industry. Jobs in solar and wind not only help more veterans enter the workforce, but they also promote more domestic energy production, which lessens our nation’s dependence on foreign oil.
MREA’s course work can help Veterans navigate the solar career opportunities that interest them!