Creating a Viable and Sustainable Ecosystem in South Dallas
This April Good Faith Impact hosted a 5-day training for 15 members of the Dallas community. The State Fair of Texas, the North Texas Renewable Energy Group, and Good Faith Energy were able to directly sponsor specific students to attend the class, free of charge. Sessions were hosted at the Martin Luther King Jr. Center. Students had to apply and and go through an interview process in-order to be selected for the cohort. As a result, graduates received a (PV) Systems Technology (18 Hours) Certificate and a Federal OSHA 10 (10 hours) for Construction Industry Certificate.
The training was conducted by California Bay Area-based IREC Master Trainer Martin Herzfeld (LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/martinherzfeld). The course was followed-up with an employer “meet-&-great” session where graduates met with local employers that include: Axium Solar, Native, Longhorn Solar, Good Faith Energy, Miles of Freedom, and CitySquare.
Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Systems Technology (18 Hours) Certificate + Federal OSHA 10 (10 hours) for Construction Industry Certificate
- A three day Solar Installation Training Course: 18 hours of vocational training preparing participants for jobs and career pathways within the solar industry. Training will cover: An introduction of photovoltaic (PV) systems for residential, commercial and utility scale use, including design, implementation, and support of solar energy systems. Major units of this course are (1) Design, (2) Implementation, and (3) Support of solar energy systems. Emphasis is on neat workmanship installation in accordance with, for example National Electrical Code (NEC) 110.12, and the career pathway on becoming a qualified person in accordance with Article 100 and 690.4. In addition, the course teaches to the tasks of the the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and the domains of the Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Standards.
- A two day Federal Occupational and Safety Administration (OSHA) 10 hours – OSHA -Authorized Training Course: Provides coursework on Job Hazard Analysis (JHA) on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces in construction and additional instruction to identify work hazards and safety practices in the electric power industry. The program also provides information regarding workers’ rights, employer responsibilities, and how to file a complaint. The 10-hour class is intended for entry level workers, through this training, OSHA helps to ensure that workers are more knowledgeable about workplace hazards and their rights, and contribute to our nation’s productivity.
About the Instructor:
Martin Herzfeld, Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC) Certified Master Trainer ™ for Photovoltaics (PV) Installation Professional #IREC 10037
- California Solar Contractor License #00833782 C46, D56, D31, C-7
- Solar, Trenching, Pole Installation & Maintenance, Instrumentation
- Underwriters Laboratories (UL) Certified PV Installer #17, OSHA 30
- OSHA-Authorized Construction Trainer #32-0105338
- CompTIA Certified Technical Classroom Trainer (CTT+) #T3NSZCNBBKB4QTQG
- Registered North American Board of Certified Energy Practioners (NABCEP) Continuing Education (CE) Provider
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