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.
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.
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