In the Fall of 2016, the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) approved a number of our solar and wind training courses. We can now proudly offer renewable energy training opportunities and benefits to veterans through the use of their GI benefits while training at MREA facilities in Custer and Milwaukee, Wisconsin.
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.
The following MREA courses held in-person in the state of Wisconsin have been approved:
- 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)
The MREA is in the process of getting more courses approved by the Department of Veterans Affairs, including course offerings in other Midwest states.
Interested or have questions?
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 VA-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!