Brighter Future Program

IDEAS is partnering with Central Florida’s leading solar energy company, esaSolar, and Green Works Orlando to pilot an innovative solar job training program called the Brighter Future. The Brighter Future Program will provide a unique, one-day opportunity, for young professionals to gain hands-on training in the solar energy industry by physically supporting the installation of a solar photovoltaic panels on a residential roof here in Orlando. In addition to the installation, participants will benefit from a one-on-one educational experience around how energy plays a critical role in achieving the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals with and the Green Works Orlando Community Action Plan.
  • No background solar education/certification needed
  • Must be able to carry 20+ Lbs and climb on a roof
  • Must be at least 18 years of age
  • Must sign non-disclosure, media release and volunteer waiver
  • Must attend the full eight hours of the workshop
  • Must live in Central Florida
December 14th 2018 is the deadline to apply. The event will take place on Friday, December 21st, from 7:30am – 1:30pm and will cover the following topics:
  • Solar Energy 101
  • Overview of the U.S. and Florida Energy Solar Industry
  • Engineering and Construction Process for Solar Photovoltaic Systems (hands on)
  • Financing and Economics of Solar Photovoltaic Systems
  • Sustainable Development Goal #7: Ensure access to affordable, reliable, sustainable and modern energy for all
  • Green Works Orlando and the 2018 Community Action Plan

Solar Training Application