Tuesday, February 12, 2019 from 7:30 AM to 9:00 AM EST
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Woodlands Club 
39 Woods Road
Falmouth, ME 04105

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Jenny Ellis 
KMA Human Resources Consulting

Please join KMA for our breakfast brief:

Tools of the Trade: How Apprenticeship Programs Can Help Bridge the Skills Gap

Presented by ReVision Energy

In today’s tight labor market, finding qualified candidates in the skilled trades can be challenging. ReVision Energy solved this problem by building their apprenticeship program, ReVision Energy Technical Center, enabling employees to do course work while maintaining a full 40-hour workload. Simultaneous learning and practicing in the field is a win-win, as employees can learn their trade more affordably and quickly through their peer mentors, and employers have a reliable pipeline of talent to tap into.

No matter what industry you’re in – whether it’s construction, manufacturing or even some professional services – you know how a labor shortage can inhibit business growth. In this Breakfast Brief, Jennifer Hatch and Nathan Poland of ReVision Energy, will share how they developed ReVision Energy Technical Center, and how it solved their challenge of finding and hiring licensed electricians. Come learn from industry expert ReVision Energy, who will share best practices and some ideas on how you could successfully build a similar apprenticeship program.

About the Presenters:

Jennifer Hatch is instrumental in the rapid growth of ReVision Energy’s operations, handling everything from event planning/staffing, development and implementation of the regional marketing plan, navigating local code and permitting requirements, writing successful grant applications, and ensuring a seamless customer experience through the process of going solar. She has become one of the state’s most capable experts on renewable energy, speaking regularly to homeowner groups, leading tours of homeowner solar energy systems, and organizing creative outreach events such as the recent Solar Ride with the Bicycle Coalition of Maine. 

A former teacher of technology at Dover High School, Nathan Poland is an NABCEP Certified PV Installation Professional, and a licensed electrician in both New Hampshire and Massachusetts. He initially joined ReVision Energy to work in the solar field one summer, thinking it would be a great way to get hands-on experience he could then share with his students. He enjoyed the work so much that he came on full-time, and fully appreciates the challenges of the job while being able to make a positive impact on both the community and the environment.

We hope you can join us!

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