Successful Solar Panel Trade Skill Course completed in City South

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Successful Solar Panel Trade Skill Course completed in City South

Anticipating the desire for members of the community to learn renewable energy technology and begin entry-level careers in the solar PV industry, City South Field Trade School, a program of the Campaign of FranzforCitySouth, established by UPP Candidate for St. John’s City South Franz deFreitas has successfully hosted its first basic solar panel technician course with industry professional Alex Spencer.

This class focused on youth with an interest I electronics, those who wish to begin a career in solar PV installation, homeowners wanting to install a system on their residence and electricians needing to expand their skills sets and business portfolios.

The class began with fifteen participants at the Andy Roberts Street community center location in Ovals, comprising of ten males and five females with ages ranging from 12 to 55 years. Classes met once per week over a three-month period and the instruction was delivered both in theory and practical activities.

The successful participants learn basic electronics related to solar panel inhalation, how to size the system according to electrical needs, how to select the type of system that works best for the situation, how to select all the components for the system, how to size the wiring and overcurrent protection, how to price the system according to size, and how to select a battery bank.

“The solar power industry is desperate for skilled workers and the St. John’s City South community is intent on filling this gap through training and upskilling. Young people want jobs that offer good pay, respect from their employer, and a promising career path,” “The implementation and eventual expansion of the City South Field Trade School is a win-win for both industry and those now entering the workforce or seeking better career opportunities.”

“Every member of the City South community should have the chance to explore multiple pathways, including attending college, gaining industry certificate, pursuing an apprenticeship, finding a job with a living wage or starting a business of their own.” “College and career should never be an either-or, especially not as we face unprecedented economic uncertainty and dislocation.  St. John’s City South with Franz deFreitas as its representative will maximize opportunity for community members and families who need it most, and skilled trades education is one critical way to do that.”

City South Field Trade School is a program of the Campaign of FranzforCitySouth, established by UPP Candidate for St. John’s City South Franz deFreitas, to advance excellent skilled trades education and training in the City South community.

With a deep respect for the dignity of trades and for the intelligence and creativity of people who work with their hands, City South Field Trade School aims to create a greater understanding of and investment in skilled trades education and training, believing that access to quality skilled trades education and training gives community members pathways to better opportunities, good jobs, new businesses and a workforce our country needs.

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7 COMMENTS

  1. Great stuff Franz!
    We must train our people for the industries for the future. UPP al the way me say!

    Vote UPP to get the JOBS going again!

    We need UPP in Government to get some of these ALP failed projects brought back to life, to provide jobs and an economic shot in the arm… using the Investment Authority or however else:

    1. Sunny Hill Project (Resort in Falmouth/Bethesda area)
    2. Beaches Resort by Sandals Resorts
    3. Half Moon Bay Hotel
    4. Morris Bay / Callaloo Cay Project
    5. Hotel Resort on Pelican Island and Residences on Maiden Island
    6. Labahia Hotel Resort & Condominiums (Marble Hill Business Hotel) by WIOC
    7. Long Bay Hotel Resort by WIOC
    8. Valley Church Hotel Resort by WIOC/PDVSA
    9. Amazon Call Center at Five Islands
    10. Marriott Autograph Hotel at Yeptons
    11. Beach Club at Fort James by Royal Caribbean Cruise Lines
    12. Renovation and Expansion of Halcyon Hotel
    13. Port Oasis Project at Side Hill
    14. NAMCO acquisition of Jolly Beach Hotel
    15. Best Western Hotel at Jolly Harbour
    16. Marriott Courtyard Airport Hotel
    17. Cedar Valley Golf Course Hotel
    18. Mike Tyson Hotel
    19. Bau Panel/UNOPS Project
    20. The Yida Project
    21. Willoughby Bay Project
    22. Western Imperial Special Economic Zone (WISEZ)
    23. Brova Idea Pearl Hotel – Partly Underwater Hotel
    24. USD $300 Million Hotel from Investors in Holland
    25. Paradise Found (Barbuda)
    26. Armand Hotel (Barbuda)

  2. A work u a work Franz 👏🏾👏🏾 We tired of the sweet talking nothing, that’s why on Election Day City South people voting Franz De Freitas all the way. Congratulations to the facilitator and successful participants. UPP THE ONLY CHOICE! UPP THE RIGHT CHOICE!

  3. Great job Franz. Continue to educate our young minds to be masters of their own destiny. Always put people first.

  4. Mr. G-R-E-A-T-F-U-L Franz DeFreitas this will NOT get you any votes, but carry on …..

  5. Yo Steve a you that? (second from right)

    Issa bout time you tap work all these graveyard shifts in that place that don’t like to pay black people 👍🏾 the misses must be so happy.

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