Job Front: Learn solar installation at class in N. Highlands

Published: Monday, Sep. 10, 2012 - 12:00 am | Page 1B
Last Modified: Tuesday, Sep. 11, 2012 - 9:08 am

A new round of free training is preparing Sacramento-area workers for jobs in solar energy.

The six-month class is sponsored by the Sacramento Employment and Training Agency and held at American River College. It begins Sept. 17 and ends in late March.

Orientation sessions for the Solar Technology Training courses are 1 to 3 p.m today and Wednesday at Hillsdale Career Center, 5655 Hillsdale Blvd., Suite 8, North Highlands.

The classes cover electrical and mechanical applications for solar installers, designing and troubleshooting solar power systems and solar certification. They are targeted at electricians and others with electrical experience, said Ira Ayers, a workforce development professional at SETA.

Participants will receive hands-on training in solar installation along with the certification needed to enter the field, Ayers said.

"If you have the hands-on training to go with the certification, you can hit the ground running," Ayers said.

Enrollment is limited to 25 people, Ayers said. Applicants must be 18 or older, be registered at, have a valid driver's license or other identification and live in Sacramento County.

They must have passed an electronics course from an accredited college or university, or have electronics experience and be able to pass a challenge test.

Military veterans must have their DD-214 paperwork.

Call SETA's Clean Energy Hotline at (916) 263-5351 for reservations and information.

Jobs fair Sept. 18 …

Sales recruiter HireLive is hosting a career fair for sales and retail professionals Sept. 18 in Sacramento.

The Northern California Professional Sales, Retail & Management Career Fair runs from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. at Embassy Suites Riverfront Promenade, 100 Capitol Mall.

Job seekers at the free event can meet with representatives for one-on-one interviews. Employers scheduled to appear include U.S. Bank, Verizon Wireless and Wells Fargo Bank, among others.

The Sacramento career fair is part of a four-city Northern California tour for HireLive, with other stops in Walnut Creek, San Francisco and San Jose.

For more information, visit

… and on Sept. 28

The Sacramento Resource and Career Fair comes to McClellan Park Sept. 28.

The free event at Lions Gate Hotel & Conference Center, 3410 Westover St., focuses on opportunities for active-duty military, veterans and military spouses, though all job seekers are invited.

The 10 a.m. event features employers and others with resources for military and former military members.

Job seekers and employers can register and find more information by visiting, then selecting "events."

Career tips at college

Carrington College Califor-nia Sacramento will host a career exploration day Wednesday.

The event from 11 a.m. to 7 p.m. at its campus, 8909 Folsom Blvd., will feature faculty, alumni and students discussing Carrington programs, including medical assisting, dental assisting, medical billing, coding and pharmacy technology.

For more information, visit

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