Rob Wallace, chief executive of Ecademy, instructs Traveli Ratcliff on cutting angles while learning how to install solar panels Monday. A new venture hopes to train 10,000 graduates over the next decade in solar panel installation.
With the involvement of businesses and organizations, and maybe a boost from providence, a venture to train people in solar panel installation has begun operating on the West Side.
The Sustainability Hub, working in space rented from a Catholic Church, is training a class of 20 and hopes to have 10,000 graduates over the next decade to serve a field that promises steady work, decent wages and the satisfaction of helping the planet.
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