3081 Zanker Road
San Jose, CA 95134
Our goal is to resolves the technical and market barriers that hinder the widespread adoption of solar energy for residential and commercial systems.
We believe the solar industry needs to achieve a 15% annual reduction in end-to-end cycle time by 2013 if it is going to meet the 2017 goals of the California Solar Initiative.
Working together as an industry to address these barriers, we aim to drive actionable solutions that reduce costs, support innovation, and develop a solid foundation for rapid solar industry growth.
Though we reach for the sun, our feet remain firmly on the ground. Learn how SolarTech is making an impact: Our
In only a year and a half, SWIC has set up the entire program, conducted all of the research and training development and helped placed 85 people in sales, installation, project management and engineering jobs in fast-growing industries that range from solar to energy efficiency
SWIC works with employers and recruiters to place qualified candidates in the identified positions. This streamlines the recruiting process and places the right people in the right jobs at the right time.
Among the companies that have either hired SWIC talent or worked with the program through trainings (as subject matter experts) and other workforce development activities include SolarCity, SolFocus, SunWize, SunEdison, Real Goods Solar, Siemens, Sears, Johnson Controls, SunEdison and SMA, just to name a few.
SWIC is a market-driven, systems approach to workforce development funded by the State of California Labor & Workforce Development Agency. SWIC offers employers, training organizations and job seekers a leveraged and coordinated workforce development program.
SWIC partners NOVA, Foothill DeAnza Community Colleges and San Jose State University come together to address the needs of the solar and the energy efficiency industries. We convene employers, Workforce Investment Boards, educators, and ultimately job seekers to fill the talent gap in the emerging renewable energy sectors.