This Spring, the Wisconsin Department of Workforce Development Secretary-designee Amy Pechacek visited our headquarters and training facility in Custer, WI to discuss MREA’s efforts to help meet the employment needs of the solar industry by connecting employers with MREA students.
In March, Wisconsin recorded its lowest unemployment rate at 2.8%. Solar companies are scrambling to find qualified solar professionals to keep up with demand. The State Department of Workforce Development is working with organizations like MREA to help bridge the gap — and train more workers for solar jobs.
Learn more about MREA Solar Workforce Development Initiatives and Resources
MREA’s Midwest Solar Job Resource Center
The Midwest Solar Job Resource Center is a marketplace for job seekers pursuing a career in the solar energy industry. Explore training opportunities, learn about solar businesses serving the Midwestern United States, apply for jobs and internships, gain industry certification, and jumpstart your solar career.solarenergy.jobs
Clean Energy Career Fair
Join us for a Clean Energy Career Fair during The 31st Annual Energy Fair in Custer, WI, June 24-26th. Learn about certifications and degrees that can launch your career, or showcase your knowledge and qualifications to companies that are currently hiring in the clean energy industry.Learn More / Attend
MREA’s Rise Up Scholarship grants awardees free, entry-level solar training through MREA, as well as the opportunity to attain their NABCEP PV Associate Credential. Recipients will also be encouraged to apply for a select number of paid solar internships.
Candidates must fit one or more of the following descriptions below:
- formerly incarcerated
- those aged 18-25
MREA Core Course Offerings
A great place to start in the solar industry is the NABCEP PV Associate Program. This is an entry-level credential that qualifies an individual to design, sell, install, or maintain systems in a supervised capacity. MREA has three core courses that are required to become eligible to sit for the NABCEP PV Associate exam.Get Started