Jose Robles worked in the agriculture industry, but was laid off in December of 2010. He came to one of our member offices in order to get job training for a new career. He was interested in getting certified in installing solar paneling so that he could find more stable employment and provide for his family.
Mr. Robles was enrolled in the William M. Maguy School of Education in Kerman and attended Solar Photovoltaic Training from January to March 2011. While in training, Jose also received assistance with rent, food, clothing and gas to help him during this transition.
Jose graduated in March 2011 as one of the top students in the class and obtained a job immediately with a solar installation company in California. He is currently working as a Solar Installation Supervisor and works to train others in the same training program he was in.