PONTE VEDRA BEACH, FL--(Marketwire - August 24, 2010) - Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY),
with businesses in solar project development, distribution and
workforce training, today announced that the company's SNRY Solar Inc.
division has been approved to open its solar technical training school
in South Carolina.
The Solar Installation School, developed and facilitated by
Solar EOS -- a wholly owned subsidiary of Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc.
-- will be added to the South Carolina Workforce Investment's Eligible
Training Provider list and the School will be a new training option to
which area Career One-Stop locations will begin referring eligible
training applications. The Solar Installer School was designed to train
prospective solar installers both in classroom theory and design as well
as extensive hands-on experiential learning.
To ensure students enter the workforce with the greatest
competitive advantage, Solar EOS takes a comprehensive approach to solar
which includes green building strategies, sustainability, and technical
knowledge of energy efficiencies utilizing the LEED Green Building
Rating System as its core curriculum. The 8-week course provides 200
hours of actual classroom and field education, with over 30 hours of
hands-on training utilizing the most current solar thermal and
photovoltaic equipment taught by a team of experts in the field of solar
and energy efficiency.
"Through our partnership with Waccamaw's Workforce
Division, we expect to train nearly 200 students over the course of the
next year to become top-quality solar installers and energy efficiency
champions. Our students have the advantage of eight weeks of intense
learning on both theory and application of solar strategies which allows
them to be an effective member of an organization on Day One of
employment," says Ellen Leroy-Reed, President of Solar EOS. "It
is our mission to Renew South Carolina by introducing highly trained
and well qualified solar technicians to the state's workforce. Then,
South Carolina will be prepared for the new solar economy."
"Waccamaw is pleased to have Solar EOS on board as an
Eligible Training Provider. Giving our clients' access to solar training
is a significant benefit which will allow them to successfully compete
for higher-paying technical jobs," says Denise Day, Waccamaw's Workforce Development Administrator. "South Carolina will benefit, and our people will benefit, by training our workforce in green jobs and the solar industry."
About Workforce Investment Act (WIA)
WIA is a federal program administered in South Carolina
through the Workforce Division of the Department of Employment and
Workforce and through 12 Workforce Investment areas throughout the
state. A statewide board appointed by the Governor and comprised of
business owners, state government officials, educators, and private
citizens guide policy for all WIA-funded programs. WIA programs help
businesses meet their need for skilled workers and provide individuals
with access to training that helps them prepare for work.
About the Career One-Stop System
WIA services are delivered through the state's
comprehensive Career One-Stop System. One-Stop Workforce Centers in
every county offer job seekers and businesses access to WIA and Trade
Assistance Act funded training opportunities, as well as other services
provided by One-Stop System partner agencies that support employment and
About Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc.
Solar Energy Initiatives, Inc. (OTCBB: SNRY)
is a diversified provider of solar solutions with three principal
operating groups focused on large-scale projects, solar education and
distribution of solar products. SNRY Power is a developer and manager of
municipal and commercial scale solar projects. The SolarEos Group is
dedicated to the education and continuous improvement of solar energy
trade professionals. SNRY Solar is a wholesale distributor of branded
photovoltaic and thermal (water heating) systems selling via a network
of dealers throughout the United States and the Caribbean. Through its
diversified portfolio of solar businesses, Solar Energy Initiatives,
Inc. is committed to restoring the nation's economy through a grassroots
campaign called "Renew the Nation." Renew the Nation brings together a
broad alliance of public and private sector interests focused on
workforce development, job creation and economic growth through solar
energy. For more information please visit http://www.solarenergy-us.com/.