To qualify, your job training program must offer 40+ hours of instruction and be one of the following:

  • PV training program offered by California Community Colleges, local government workforce development, community nonprofit or private enterprise

  • Electrical workers union training offering instructional and/or hands-on PV installation and design

  • Career technical education program related to green building or design

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Paid solar contractor training for SOMAH job candidates

Encourage your students and recent graduates to use the Job Trainee Intake Form to sign up for access to the SOMAH Job Training Portal. They will be able to post a resume, apply for open SOMAH on-the-job training opportunities and access trainee resources. The following resources are available to help you promote SOMAH participation to your students:

Job training organization directory

The SOMAH directory is the go-to resource for eligible contractors looking to fulfill the job training requirement for their projects.

Directory of Job Training Organizations

Contact the SOMAH Program Administrator to get your organization listed in the directory.

Contact SOMAH PA

Surveys obtained from job training organizations whose students have participated in SOMAH projects may be collected for public reporting purposes. This data will not be shared with employers, and public reports will consist of aggregated data that does not contain individually identifying details, names or contact information.

Solar contractors training potential job candidates on rooftop energy system installation