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