“The creation of a skilled workforce will ensure safe system installations, reduce costs, and increase consumer acceptance and quality product demand.”
Joe Sarubbi, SITN project manager
Established by the U.S. Department of Energy, the Solar Instructor Training Network (SITN) is filling a critical need for accessible, high quality, market-valued training in solar system design, installation, sales and inspection through train-the-trainer programs. The Network is composed of nine Regional Training Providers (RTPs), well-established solar training institutions with expert trainers and first-class training facilities. IREC is the National Administrator for the SITN.
From Maine to Hawaii, the RTPs are training instructors at community colleges, technical high schools, trade associations, and solar organizations to build solar workforce capacity across the U.S.
Meet the SITN Team
Joe Sarubbi | Project Manager. With over thirty-five years in industry and education training experience, Joe has garnered a national reputation for the design and delivery of renewable energy and other industry training programs. Joe is a Board Member of the North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) and a Board Member of the Association of Community College Energy and Water Educators. Joe has twice given expert testimony regarding renewable energy training programs and policy before the U.S. Congress. Read Joe’s full bio.
Mary Lawrence | Project Coordinator. Before joining SITN, Mary was with AmeriCorps Cape Cod (ACC), a full-time, residential, service program focused on the natural resource management and disaster preparedness needs of the Cape Cod community. Mary acted as Program Coordinator and worked with five other staff to run the service program. Read Mary’s full bio.