Philadelphia Energy Authority

Solar Training Fellow

Posted on February 12, 2019

The Philadelphia Energy Authority (PEA) is an independent municipal authority chartered by City Council and the Mayor in 2010, focused on issues of energy affordability and sustainability for Philadelphia. In early 2016, in partnership with City Council President Darrell Clarke, PEA launched the Philadelphia Energy Campaign, a $1 billion, 10-year investment in energy efficiency and clean energy projects in 4 sectors: City buildings, public schools, low- and moderate-income housing, and small businesses. We believe that energy is an important vehicle for reducing poverty, improving education, strengthening communities and leveraging public investment.

Position Summary:
In 2018, PEA was selected for a $1.25 million award from the U.S. Department of Energy to implement Bright Solar Futures, our newly-expanded workforce development program for high school students and Opportunity Youth for jobs in the solar industry. Building on PEA’s Find Your Power high school training program, this initiative will dramatically expand the existing curriculum and position Philadelphia to be the first School District in the country with a Career and Technical Education program focused on solar energy. This position is funded through a 3-year U.S. Department of Energy award and will be filled pending final approval of this award (expected imminently).

We are seeking a Fellow to assist with administering the Bright Solar Futures initiative. The focus of the position will be to work with the participants and instructors to ensure the students’ successful completion of the training and placement into internships and jobs. The Fellow will also be expected to support administration of the award and other elements of the Philadelphia Energy Campaign as assigned.

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