Veterans Green Jobs, Denver, and Bucks County Community College, Newtown, Pa., announce an exciting opportunity for U.S. military veterans interested in solar and electrical training. This exciting program, in association with the Independent Electrical Contractors (IEC‐Chesapeake), will prepare 16 veterans to take advantage of career pathways through programs focused on electrical pre‐apprenticeship and solar photovoltaic (PV) basics resulting in the opportunity to sit for the North American Board of Certified Energy Providers’ (NABCEP), Clifton Park, N.Y., entry-level exam.

Enrollments are currently being accepted for the program which will start June 14 at the newly launched Bucks County Community College's Green Jobs Academy located in the Bridge Business Center, Bristol, Pa. The program will culminate in a special closing ceremony with special guests that will recognize this historic first veteran’s cohort in September 2010.

Veterans will:

  • Receive nationally recognized certificate and pre‐apprenticeship preparation
  • Participate in an all‐veterans training group
  • Be prepared with 12 weeks of electrical, solar PV, and sustainability training including hands‐on internships
  • Receive job preparation and placement assistance
Future programs will be launched in the areas of environmental remediation and site reclamation.

Veterans Green Jobs is a national 501c3 non‐profit nonpartisan organization providing successful transition pathways for military veterans to become civilian leaders in the critical job sectors that protect and restore our energy, our environment, and our economic security. Veterans Green Jobs integrates comprehensive veteran support and leadership development programs with state‐of‐the‐art education, training, placement, and employment in high-opportunity green job fields — energy efficiency, energy retrofitting, renewable energy, and environmental conservation and restoration.

The Bucks County Community College Green Jobs Academy is an industry‐driven public‐private partnership that provides training opportunities for jobs in the green economy.

Funding assistance is available for eligible veterans. Enroll now by calling (215) 788‐3594 or e-mail greenjobsacademy@bucks.edu.