Job Training Resources

Illinois has become one the leading states in the Midwest for clean energy jobs.

Thanks to the Future Energy Jobs Act, there are more clean energy job training programs throughout the state. See below for a list, which will be continually updated.

If you are aware of any programs not listed, please reach out to ICJC at

ASPIRA's FEJA Training

3909 W Fullerton Ave
Chicago, 60647

Solar Training and industry job preparation


Austin People's Action Center

5125 W Chicago Ave
Chicago, 60651

Introductory courses on solar industry and general work force skills

Benito Juarez Community Academy


High school curriculum on clean energy job training

Chatham Business Association Energy Training Program

South Chicago & Chatham

Assisting under-served businesses in creating alternative energy development plans

Chicago Urban League

Southside, Englewood & Bronzeville

Offering "Solar Energy Jobs Training Program", a 52-hour training that includes classroom sessions and hands-on activities.

Chicago Urban League Solar Jobs Training

Fuller Park in South Chicago

Classroom training and hands-on activities geared toward gaining NABCEP certification


College of Lake County


Offering IBEW Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program

Elevate Energy Clean Energy Jobs Accelerator

Chicago & Marion

Training for individual community members and contractors to prepare for solar industry


Everblue, Rethink Electric Training

Wood Dale, IL and on-line courses

IREC accredited course offering hands-on solar installation training. Counts towards NABCEP certification

Hispanic American Construction Industry Association

Chicago West Loop

FEJA Contractor Training Program

IBEW NECA Technical Institute

Alsip, IL & Oak Lawn

Technical skills training for electrical industry

ICC Solar Pipeline


Nine week training program for adults to enter in a career in solar. Administered by the Tri-County Urban League and Jobs Partnership Peoria

IL Central College Solar Training Program


Courses on solar industry, job readiness and hands on technical skills. Followed by NABCEP PV Associate Exam

Lincoln Land Community College

Springfield, IL

Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program, implemented by IBEW Local 134

Lumena Energy Academy

Illinois tri-state area & Iowa

Lumena Energy Academy is a Chicago-based cleantech company that facilitates renewable energy workforce development training in: PV 101, Solar Panel Installer, Virtual Power Plant technician & Renewable Energy workshops

Millennium Solar

Chicago, IL

Solar Craft Apprenticeship Training Program that prepares you for entry-level PV solar electric, PV Installation, Sales, and Design

National Latino Education Institute

McKinley Park

STEM training for trades

OAI, Inc. LYTE Solar Training Program

Chicago Loop

Preparation for entry-level positions, solar PV design, assessing and installation. Opportunity to earn industry certifications and licenses

Olive-Harvey College

South Chicago

IBEW Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program

Prosser Career Academy

Oak Park, IL

High school curriculum on clean energy job training

Reconstruction Technology Partners, LLC

Chicago Loop

A project through Safer Foundation that trains individuals in building and repair services and solar panel installation.

Rock Valley College

Rockford, IL

Offering IBEW Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program

Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program (IBEW)

Cottage Grove, Chicago

In partnership with YWCA Metropolitan Chicago. Training women in 10 week program prepping for career in solar industry.


South Chicago Learning Center

South Chicago & Eastside

Offering classes for adult vocational and technical training

Solar Knowledge for Beginners (Part 1)

John A. Logan College (remote)

Starts 1/23/2021. The courses are free, if you contact Dennis White,

Solar Energy International

On-line courses, also available in Spanish

Offers free on-line course introducing renewable energy and other fee-based courses on energy topics

Southwestern Illinois College

Belleville, Granite City & Red Bud

Solar Craft Apprenticeship Program, IBEW Local 134 implemented.

Wilbur Wright College

Northwest Chicago

Basic Certificate: Building Energy Technologies

Wilbur Wright College

Northwest Chicago

Basic Certificate: Building Energy Technologies