GETS Blog: One of the best things that has happened to me

By Alonzo Goodwin, Green Energy Training Services Participant

I’m a Green Energy Training Services (GETS) program participant, and I can honestly say that joining GETS may be one of the best things that have happened in my life. I joined the program after I heard about how the Solar Industry was taking off, and that I could help the planet become greener. GETS has provided me with so many things that I never thought I needed. Because of the program I now have OSHA 10 and MC3 certificates (see below). GETS has even opened many doors for me. Now I know what it takes to join labor unions, and I’ve learned a lot from the OSHA workers’ personal experiences.

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GETS participants at work in the classroom

The program also teaches us about the Carpentry and Solar fields. We met with a couple of supervisors at a carpentry business in Pleasanton, and we got to learn about the business. Personally, I came into the program with no knowledge on carpentry or solar and as a graduate I know more than enough to start a career with an entry level position at a construction or solar company. GETS teaches math, energy efficiency, solar, carpentry, safety laws and a bunch more. Next, I plan on exploring a solar career or joining a Plasterer’s Union. I’m not sure, but I’m glad I have options. If you’re interested in starting a great journey in your life, I would highly recommend joining the GETS program.

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GETS participants at work in the classroom

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The OSHA Outreach Training Program provides training for workers and employers on the recognition, avoidance, abatement, and prevention of safety and health hazards in workplaces.

The Multi-Craft Core Curriculum (MC3) is a nationally-recognized pre-apprenticeship curriculum developed by the National Building and Construction Trades Council

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