SolarCity Plans Regional Training Center In West Las Vegas, Nevada
This flagship training center, SolarCity's fifth facility since entering the Silver State in 2013, will make Nevada the regional epicenter for SolarCity's workforce development, company officials said. This facility is expected to train as many as 4,000 workers a year with the skills they need to succeed in the energy workforce of the future.
"I'm proud to celebrate the opening of SolarCity's new training center, which will make Nevada the regional hub for training workers in the jobs of the 21st century," said Governor Brian Sandoval. "Our homegrown solar industry has already created over 6,000 good Nevada jobs, and has tremendous potential to continue driving innovation, economic diversification, and opportunity in the Silver State."
"Renewable, sustainable energy is the future of Southern Nevada," said Representative Dina Titus of Nevada's First Congressional District. "SolarCity's new workforce training center will provide opportunities for people from across the region to learn new skills, contribute to our economy, and build a better, cleaner world for generations to come."
"The opening of SolarCity's Regional Training Center means more good jobs in one of Nevada's most important and forward-thinking industries," said Senator Aaron Ford, Democratic Leader of the Nevada State Senate. "Growing our solar industry is not only good for our economy, but it will help our state continue to move towards a sustainable, clean energy future. I'm proud to help welcome this facility to Las Vegas and, more particularly, to Senate District 11."
According to company officials, SolarCity already employs over 2,000 Nevadans, and Nevada is leading the nation as the #1 solar job creator in the country per capita. With this flagship facility, Nevada will also be a national leader in training the clean energy workforce of the future, officials said. SolarCity's regional training center will bring in new hires from around the Mountain West to be trained as solar installers, electricians, and other jobs in the growing solar industry.
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