SEI Receives Multiple IREC National 3iAwards Presented For Innovation, Ingenuity & Inspiration in Clean Energy
SEI was one of the IREC3iAward recipients that were recognized during an awards ceremony at the Solar Power International conference earlier this month taking home awards from many of the categories. Selected by more than 1,500 online voters, SEI was selected as the IREC Accredited Clean Energy Training Provider of the Year!
IREC Certified Clean Energy Trainer of the Year
Kelly Larson – Solar Energy International (SEI)
Kelly Larson, an instructor for Solar Energy International since 1999, is an IREC Certified Master Trainer, a NABCEP PV Certified Installation Professional, and a California licensed electrical contractor. A veteran herself, Kelly is lead instructor for SEI’s Solar Ready Vets program, training exiting military personnel to enter the solar industry. With a contagious passion for solar energy, Kelly is a patient instructor who teaches industry best practices, helping build a stronger solar workforce.
IREC‘s 2015 Action Heroes – Kathy Swartz, SEI Executive Director – Presented by IREC President/CEO Jane Weissman
Kathy Swartz is a quiet giant of a leader. Her steady resolve to achieve excellence in training is the reason Kathy is an IREC Action Hero. As the executive director of Solar Energy International, she has proven that quality training pays off. IREC has worked with Kathy for many years and her leadership and expertise as part of the Solar Instructor Training Network spread success throughout the country.
With only a few training events left in 2015, we can officially say this was a great year for our non-profit educational organization helping prepare the clean energy workforce for today and into the future!
Congratulation to the SEI
Solar Professionals Certificate Program
Fall 2015 Graduates
A special congratulations to James Graham, Mel Jackson, and Kevin Serey who completed their SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP) tracks this month. The SPCP program is the industry’s most rigorous training program that prepares students who are serious about entering the clean energy workforce or solar professionals who are already working in the industry and want to take their career to the next level.
The Solar Career Map explores an expanding universe of solar-energy occupations, describing diverse jobs across the industry, charting possible progression between them, and identifying the sorts of credentials necessary to do them well.
Designed to demonstrate the breadth of the industry and its critical occupations, as well as the necessity for integrated solar training in a variety of related fields, the Solar Career Map emerged from a simple vision: High-quality work and high-quality jobs are critical to building a robust, high-quality solar industry. This value proposition suggests that excellence is both possible and necessary across a broad spectrum of solar careers. The map describes how to get there.
SEI’s Technical Training Draws HUGE Attendance at SPI 2015 in Anaheim, California
The Solar Power International 2015 Conference was a great success with hundreds of people from all over the industry and people just entering the clean energy sector attending SEI’s technical trainings and visiting our booth to get more information about our training program and textbooks. See you at SPI 2016 in Las Vegas!
Colorado State Senator, Lucía Guzmán,Visits SEI’s Training Facility in Paonia, Colorado
A special thank you to Colorado State Senator, Lucía Guzmán, for her visit to our training facility here in Paonia, Colorado! She is taking our industry leading solar electric textbook back to Denver to personally give it to the Governor. Who knows – after a few page turns we may see him in one of our upcoming hands-on labs!
SEI Solar Professionals Certificate Program Taking Applications for Fall / Winter 2015
Do YOU Have What it Takes?
SEI’s Solar Professionals Certificate Program (SPCP) is our most rigorous training program where you will have the opportunity to complete a multi-course track leading towards completing a program of study with SEI.
or call SEI Student Services at: (970) 527-7657 x1
As the solar industry becomes more and more competitive, SEI’s full training program will help you stand apart from the growing number of people who have taken only the bare minimum to sit for NABCEP Certification or who have not received any formal training at all.
If you are considering completing a path of training through SPCP in 2015, you will want to apply for admission and scheduling of your prerequisite training as soon as possible in order to complete the program in a timely manner this year.
Program completion is still possible if you start later in the training year, but becomes more and more difficult from a scheduling standpoint due to our full courses. Contact SEI Student Services today to speak to a SPCP advisor or complete the online application today.
The PERFECT Solar Training Vacation
(for wine lovers)
Not only do we have some of the best vineyards and wineries right out the back door at our training facility here in Paonia, Colorado – you get to help bring in the harvest too! SEI team members and students spent the day bringing in the grape harvest at the Black Bridge Winery! Check out our training schedule today and make your own Colorado adventure memories!