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:

  • SOMAH messaging to include in email blasts

  • SOMAH overview flyer for students

  • SOMAH job training opportunities flyer

  • Job training opportunities page

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.

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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.

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Join the Job Training Organization (JTO) Task Force!

The JTO Task Force will advise the SOMAH PA on local hiring initiatives, strategies to engage job trainees and maximizing trainee benefits. The JTO Task Force will ensure job training organizations’ voices and interests remain at the forefront of the SOMAH program’s job training efforts and that trainees have meaningful and career-advancing experiences working on SOMAH projects. Detailed information on the JTO Task Force can be found on the SOMAH JTO Task Force Overview.

Task Force members are expected to serve a two-year term and attend quarterly meetings throughout California starting in Q1 2020. Representatives from workforce development and job training organizations across California are encouraged to apply.

Information on how to apply for the JTO Task Force is listed below.

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