Solar-for-Schools Feature at Virginia Solar Summit to Facilitate Projects
A special 'Solar for Schools' feature is arriving at the Altria Theater at the 2022 Virginia Solar Summit, with free tickets available for schools considering solar.
A series of sessions focusing on education, workforce development, job training and solar-on-schools development will explore the array of issues affecting the workforce in Greater Virginia. Are we able to work together in multi-disciplinary cooperation to raise awareness of job opportunities in solar, advance training at all levels, and help people of all walks find avenues to turn awareness into action and develop positive career outcomes?
On April 27 Renewable Energy Co-Chair of Sierra Club - Virginia, Ivy Main, will moderate a featured how-to session exploring solar projects for schools, by schools, as well as the future of net-zero, that also stars Sun Tribe Solar CEO, Devin Welch; DLR Group Principal, John Chadwick; VMDO Architects Partner, Wyck Knox; and student speaker Caroline Miller.
Also on April 27 Anthony Smith, PhD, Founder of Secure Futures, LLC will moderate a session on STEM in Solar and the Solar Shade Program that will feature Mary Spruill, Executive Director of The NEED Project; Jeremy Hoffman, Ph.D, the David and Jane Cohn Scientist at the Science Museum of Virginia; as well as David Naff, the Associate Director at Metropolitan Educational Research Consortium at the VCU School of Education,
On April 28 David Peterson, Executive Director of the Solar Hands-on Instructional Network of Excellence (SHINE), will moderate a session on harnessing the solar and clean tech jobs engine that will feature Randy Stamper, Assistant Vice Chancellor for Grants & Workforce Programs at the Virginia Community College System; Remy Pangle, Managing Director, Center for Advancement of Sustainable Energy at JMU; Matt Kellam Workforce Development and Planning Coordinator at Dominion Energy; and Devyn Keller, Clean Energy Projects Coordinator at the Virginia Department of Energy.
School Officials & Staff, Solar Professionals, Developers, Contractors, EPCs, communities and all whose work touches jobs, job growth, workforce development and economic development are encouraged to attend.
And, to encourage actual solar projects on school property, any public or private school in Virginia or West Virginia can sign up school property to explore its potential for a solar project (either ground-mounted or rooftop) to receive complimentary registration to attend the entire 2022 Virginia Solar Summit at no cost.
Preview the education track and visit the VSS22 school portal here >> (https://virginiasolarsummit.com/
Learn more and register for VSS22 here >> (https://virginiasolarsummit.com/
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