ReVision Energy launches electrical apprentice school
State-approved center opened to fill trades shortage
A new electrical apprenticeship school is being launched Nov. 14 by ReVision Energy at its New Hampshire headquarters in Brentwood.
The new ReVision Energy Technical Center, approved by the state, will enable workers to complete the classroom training and hands-on experience to become certified electricians, all while holding a job as an electrical apprentice at ReVision. The center is also a state-approved, in-house electrical program in Maine.
ReVision Energy said it currently has more than a dozen open positions and is among the hundreds of New Hampshire businesses that are severely constrained by a lack of available workers.
The school will be led by ReVision Energy master electrician Nathan Poland, a former electrical technology instructor and director of the New Hampshire state electrical apprenticeship program at Dover School of Technology.
“ReVision Energy is committed to expanding work opportunities and supporting apprenticeship programs,” said Poland. “These programs will allow workers without a four-year degree to develop valuable skills and to advance in their fields. Apprenticeship in the trades is a solid career choice, as is choosing the path of a post-secondary, two or four-year college.”
“As the second-oldest state in the country, New Hampshire urgently needs to attract young workers in the skilled trades, and we believe solar is one of the most promising win-win opportunities out there,” said Dan Weeks, ReVision Energy’s director of market development. “Already our state is home to over 70 solar businesses, which contribute over $150 million to the state economy annually and employ more than 1,000 workers. Now we have a chance to grow those numbers exponentially with trade schools like this and a forward-looking energy strategy in Concord.”