To increase awareness of renewable energy and advance the territory’s agenda of promoting and improving energy efficiency, the UVICELL Center is collaborating with a local company to prepare the workforce for jobs in this emerging sector.
The UVICELL Center and Archibald Energy Group (AEG) LLC, an energy-consulting firm, will be offering a 40-hour solar training program. The NABCEP Solar Training program will be held from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday, May 1, and will run through Friday, May 5, at the UVICELL Center on St. Thomas. The entry-level program is ideal for individuals who are interested in learning more about the industry; it will provide a better understanding of renewable energy technologies and their long-term sustainability.
The training is vital for the territory to build and maintain the infrastructure to support clean energy. Through hands-on, practical training, students enrolled in the course will learn how to safely install, operate, maintain and troubleshoot renewable energy systems. At the end of the course, participants will take the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) entry-level exam, which is the most recognized certification for the solar industry.
To find out more about the training, call the UVICELL Center at 693-1100 or register online at www.aegvi.com/course-registration.
The UVI-CELL Center is a division of the University of the Virgin Islands (UVI). It focuses on providing training and on-going educational opportunities to learners in the U.S. Virgin Islands and the surrounding Caribbean. UVICELL offers a wide array of onsite programs, over 500 online courses and offers customized training for the business community.
Archibald Energy Group LLC is an energy consulting company locally based in the U.S. Virgin Islands. It offers advisory services to projects, addressing the growing demand for energy development, climate change and energy efficiency.