Virginia Green Jobs Fair to Take Place October 14

The Virginia Green Jobs Fair will take place on October 14 in Richmond, Virginia.  This event will provide job seekers with the opportunity to meet with representatives from companies and academic institutions and learn about services from the Virginia Employment Commission and the Virginia Department of Veterans Services (event agenda available here).

This event is free and open to the public (registration is recommended and available here).  This event will take place from 2:00 – 6:00 pm at the Greater Richmond Convention Center, Exhibit Hall A, 403 N. Third Street, Richmond, VA.

This event is being held in conjuction with the Virginia Governor's Conference on Energy.

Swords to Plowshares Offers Veterans Free Green Job Training in Pleasant Hill, California

Swords to Plowshares

Swords to Plowshares, a not-for-profit organization that serves military veterans, is currently accepting applications for a number of free green job training classes for veterans that will be held at the Pleasant Hill campus of Diablo Valley College. A list of the classes, eligibility criteria, and application instructions are listed below.

Course: Water Use and Conservation

54 hours, 3 units of credit for 25 students
Curriculum to include AWWA exam and certification
Dates: August 2 through August 27, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-1:30PM

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-123


Course: Solar Thermal Systems

108 hours, 4 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and Exam
Dates: August 16 through September 17, 2010
Days: Monday, Wednesday and Friday
Hours: 9:00AM-5:00PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Course: Solar Photovoltaic and Thermal Installation Techniques

108 hours, 2 units of credit with lab for 25 students
Class will include NABCEP prep. Course and exam
Dates: September 21 through November 23, 2010
Days: Tuesday and Thursday
Hours: 9:00AM-3:30PM (1/2 hour lunch break)

Location: Diablo Valley College campus in Pleasant Hill, Engineering Technology Building, Room ET-105

Recommended: Math competency at the level of Intermediate Algebra and familiarity with construction/electricity skills


Qualifying Career fields desired but not required

Civilian experience

  • General/ Electrical Contractors
  • Business professionals and/or consultants
  • Plumbers,
  • HVAC
  • Water Managers
  • Landscapers
  • Construction field
  • Roofers
  • Tilers
  • Carpenters
  • Electricians

Military experience

  • Seabees
  • Radioman
  • Civil Engineers
  • Communications
  • Heavy Equipment Mechanic
  • Aviation Structural Mechanic
  • Combat Engineer
  • Electricians Mate

Eligibility criteria

*SPACE IS LIMITED, FIRST COME FIRST SERVED*
*MUST HAVE SEPARATED FROM THE MILITARY AFTER AUGUST 1991*
• Possess a DD-214 (states served after August 1991)
• Possess a current, valid state issued driver's license and personal owned vehicle
• Possess a social security card
• Are physically able to install solar panels
• Can pass a basic Math and Reading assessment test
• Can pass a background check

*FEMALE VETERANS WITH APPROPRIATE EXPERIENCE ARE ENCOURAGED TO APPLY*


Application instructions

Please contact with resume (If available):
Anthony Chandler
Veterans Green Career Pathways
415-558-8870 ext: 202
Achandler [at] stp-sf.org
http://www.stp-sf.org