New Obama Initiative Will Turn 75000 Vets into Solar Panel Installers

April 4, 2015 10:09 PM

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With employment in the U.S. still a very testy situation, President Barack Obama announced on Friday a new initiative that will involve the training of 75,000 retiring military veterans as solar panel installers. This is part of a broader campaign of the Obama administration, geared towards helping soldiers find work despite the ongoing challenges, and promoting alternative energy options such as solar power.

“I’m announcing a new goal to train 75,000 workers to enter the solar industry by 2020,” said Obama at a speech Friday at Utah’s Hill Air Force Base. “As part of this, we’re creating what we’re calling a solar-ready vets program, that’s modeled after some successful pilot initiatives that have alrea...

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