Solar Training Program opens at Massachusetts high school
Massachusetts Secretary of Education Jim Peyser recently announced the official opening of a new Solar Training Program at Old Colony Regional Vocational Technical High School in Rochester, Massachusetts.
The program is supported by $577,197 in grants awarded through the MA Workforce Skills Capital grant program. Four vocational and training programs at the school will obtain new equipment.
OMCO Solar also donated 15 feet of Field-Fast fixed-tilt racking to the school. Cypress Creek Renewables provided twelve, SF-165 solar modules made by Solar Frontier.
Before the official program launch, Old Colony High School students assembled the Field-Fast racking on the school’s campus with supervision by John Reed, manager of engineering for OMCO Solar. The school will use the racking and modules they built to educate and train students enrolled in the solar program.
“OMCO Solar believes the availability of solar curriculum at the vocational level is vital. It offers students firsthand experience with the latest solar tech and exposes them to new avenues in career exploration,” Eric Goodwin, director of business development for OMCO Solar said. “OMCO is committed to showing students the many paths available in renewable careers. Aside from donating Field-Fast racks for the Solar Training Program and sharing our industry knowledge with the teaching and administrative staff, OMCO will continue to have an extended partnership with Old Colony to participate in other student programs in the future.”
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