THE SOLAR READY VETS FELLOWSHIP
The Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program provides transitioning service members with on-the-job experience in the civilian workforce, supporting a smooth transition to meaningful careers in high-demand sectors.
Through this process, employers develop a recruitment pipeline of the best and brightest military talent.
The Solar Ready Vets Fellowship extends this program to the solar industry.
Solar Ready Vets Fellowship Program at a glance:
✓ Highly qualified mid-to-senior level service members are placed with solar industry employers for 12 weeks of on-the-job training, intended to lead to employment
✓ Candidates are matched with participating companies based on their specific experience and skills, and the preferences of both parties.
✓ Fellowships are focused in professional roles requiring a bachelor’s degree + leadership experience
✓ Solar Ready Vets Fellows receive a “Solar 101” pre-placement curriculum, which includes an orientation to the technical, market and policy dimensions of the solar industry so they’re ready to excel on day one.
✓ This program is offered to employers at no cost. The fellows are still considered active duty and will receive their military salaries and benefits throughout the 12 weeks.
✓ Implemented by Hiring Our Heroes Corporate Fellowship Program
Fellows’ education, experience and individual skill sets are commensurate with management/ professional roles, such as (but not limited to):
Policy / Government Relations
Manufacturing / Quality Assurance
Research / Data Analysis
Engineering / System Design
Logistics / Supply Chain
Operations / Asset Management
Communications / Marketing
IT / Software
Upcoming Program Dates:
2021 COHORT 3
August 23 – November 10
Application Deadline: 6.18.21
2022 COHORT 1
Jan 17 –March 31
Application Deadline: 10.22.22
2022 COHORT 2
May 9 – July 22
Application Deadline: 3.04.22
The key thing to make the program work is executive interest. We know at every level of the company that this matters… we all understand that [hiring veterans] is important for our growth and important for our country”
– Nick De Vries, Senior Vice President of Technology & Asset Management at Silicon Ranch; US Army Veteran
“The beauty of the Hiring Our Heroes Program is that before we even get to the interviews, we go through training on how to put what we do [in the military] into a resume, and communicate our experience and skills in a way that will make sense to you”
-Josh Kenyon, former SRV Fellow and current Development Manager, Core Development Group