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For over 20 years, SEI's Work-Trade Program has enabled people from around the world to hone their renewable energy technology skills and improve their capabilities while helping to strengthen and grow SEI. In fact, the majority of our current staff were once work-traders!
SEI offers its Work-Traders a credit equivalent to $15/ hour for each hour worked. You can trade up to 100% of the tuition of each class. We strive to have all of our work-traders complete their work portion before taking any workshops, so most work-traders work in the spring or early summer and then complete their workshops after that.
To be eligible to become an SEI work-trader you must:
1. Possess the skills for a position we seek to be filled. Remember, this is not an internship; it is a work-trade agreement in which we match our needs to your existing skills. Even so - you'll probably end up learning a lot just by working with us! Please review our Work-Trade Policies Document below for more information.
3. You must download an application and email it to our Work Trade Coordinator, Breccia Wilson (contact info listed below)
4. Provide the contact information for (2) references - past employers, supervisors, professors, etc. (no family members please).
5. Be available for a phone or in-person interview.
Desired applicants are highly self-motivated, consistently willing to take initiative, require very little supervision, and are comfortable working hard in non-traditional, fun, social, and serious work environments.
For Frequently Asked Questions, click here.
Applications are being accepted on on-going basis (when position openings are actively posted). Once a position has been filled we will remove it from the website. Please sign up for SEI's e newsletter for the most up to date information on updates to our work-trade program and all of our great offerings, alumni, and renewable energy news.Please email email@example.com with any questions!
Current Work Trade Positions:
Solar in the Schools - Solar Rollers Program Work Trader -
Solar Energy International is seeking a work-trader to help with its rapidly growing Solar Rollers program, which works with high school teams to build and race custom solar-powered remote-control cars. The program is a part of Solar In the Schools, SEI’s K-12 outreach program. http://www.solarenergy.org/solar-rollers-rc-cars
The position requires the ability to reliably work 8+ hours per week through May of 2014. Preference will be given to Roaring Fork Valley residents with their own vehicle. Requirements are good interpersonal skills, experience working safely with tools and experience working with students and teachers. Some hours will be spent working directly with high school teams under the supervision of their team leader in the school’s classroom or workshop.
Knowledge of soldering techniques, RC car technology and RC driving are a big plus. Computer, video and web design skills are also sought. Prior knowledge of photovoltaics is not required and will be covered extensively throughout the work-trade and the subsequent workshops.
Please email firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions!