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ACE’s SECTOR program provides reentry services, education, workforce development, support services, and job placement for individuals impacted by the justice system. Our program provides pathways into new careers that offer sustainable wages, good benefits, and advancement opportunities. It’s never too late to turn things around.


ACE’s Skilled Trades Summer Program exposes trainees to the solar industry and green skilled trades while enabling participants  to master key construction and workplace skills that prepare them for a career in solar. This 6 week ‘earn while you learn” program will provide technical and soft skills training, while supporting life skills and goal planning through care management.


Program Outline

  • Six Weeks – July 6th to August 13th, Monday through Thursday
  • Week 1 through week 5 will be half-days (9am to 1pm)
  • Week 6 will include 4 days of hands-on training for 8 hours per day, and an evening completion celebration on August 13th


  • 16 to 24 years of age.
  • A willingness to learn and commit to a 6 week program.
  • Must be willing to commit to abiding by the Solar Summer Community Respect Agreements (established by the trainees and staff together)

Program Benefits

  • OSHA 10 Certification & 2 NCCER Module Completion Certificates
  • Receive a tool belt with $350 worth of tools
  • Earn up to $1,650 in stipends and incentives
  • Breakfast & lunch provided
  • Transportation Assistance
  • High School Credit (Fall ’21 YCSC students only)

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