Advancing Clean Energy

CONSTRUCT Lights Way to Solar Careers

July 6, 2017

As a part of ComEd’s commitment to creating a cleaner energy future, this year’s CONSTRUCT participants studied new curriculum and received hands-on training specific to the expanding field of solar.

Thanks to the passage of the Future Energy Jobs Act, more solar energy is on the horizon for Illinoisans. The new law sets the state on the path to become a national leader in clean energy and energy efficiency. Illinoisans should expect to see an increase in renewable energy, including more jobs, as the field continues to grow.

More solar jobs require more solar training, and the law provides for new job training by many community organizations in the months ahead. In the meantime, this year’s CONSTRUCT participants got a head start.

“Once the [solar] market explodes, we will have to be ready to go,” says Chris Williams, an instructor in the CONSTRUCT program and owner of Millennium Solar Electric, which is based in Park Forest, Ill. “This is where the market is actually going, so it’s important for them to understand and be a part of it.”

Watch the video to learn more about CONSTRUCT’s new solar curriculum.