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Solar Technician Apprenticeship Employer Interest

Switch on the sun!

Find new employees or take your new hires to the next level in their solar energy careers through the Solar Technician Apprenticeship Program. Funding is available to support your participation in the program, which can offer your employees new and upgraded skills that can lead to industry certifications.


This program is made possible by a partnership between SPC and the University of Central Florida's Florida Solar Energy Center which is the state’s premier energy research institution.


To host an apprenticeship, your organization will need to be a member of the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FlaSEIA). The college will help coordinate your membership and walk you through any questions you have.


Don’t delay. Your employees and business are counting on it!


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How many of your current employees would you like to join the apprenticeship program?
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The apprenticeship and training components are offered over a two-year period. 

The related technical instruction is available in two formats by the following training providers:

1) St. Petersburg College (SPC)

  • Structured, instructor-led online courses with monthly in-person labs in St. Petersburg, FL. Online classes meet two evenings a week for 2-hours each. Monthly hands-on labs will be facilitated by a lab instructor at the St. Petersburg College Allstate campus, 3200 34th St S, St. Petersburg, FL 33711.
  • Cost of program: $2900

2) Florida Solar Energy Center (FSEC)

  • Online, pre-recorded lessons available on-demand. Program is self-paced and will include in-person labs to be held at the Florida Solar Energy Center in Cocoa, Florida.  The program has an assigned instructor who will be available via email and telephone to respond to questions, grade assignments and counsel students.
  • Cost of program: $2900 total, to be paid by the Employer in increments for 14 training modules offered over a two year period.On-Demand online with occasional in-person labs (location to be determined):  The instructor and the apprentices engage with the course at different times. The instructor provides a sequence of assignments which the students move through as their schedules permit with defined due dates.  


Is your company a member of the Florida Solar Energy Industries Association (FLASEIA)?

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If you have comments about this survey or questions regarding how to complete this survey, please contact Derek Erskin at or call (727) 302-6457.

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