(Black PR Wire) FORT LAUDERDALE & GAINESVILLE, Fla. – This month, Moss Construction enrolled the first 20 participants in its innovative solar apprenticeship program that will train the future leaders of the booming utility-scale solar energy construction field.
“The Moss Apprenticeship Program was developed in response to the labor needs facing our growing industry as well as to address the recently passed IRA legislation requiring apprentice to journey worker ratios,” said Andrew McAllister, President and Chief Scaling Officer at Moss. “It also reinforces Moss’ focus on safety and quality by having an exceptional workforce.”
“Our apprentices receive 4,000 hours of supervised on-the-job training in all aspects of solar construction, along with 288 hours of related technical instruction,” McAllister said. “As part of our program, we also provide leadership and key life skills designed to empower our workforce with knowledge. Our mission is twofold, creating career-minded, highly skilled, and well-trained workforce and well-rounded family members that are poised to achieve their potential. That is our mission.”
The program is conducted in conjunction with the Florida Department of Education. When they complete the program, apprentices will receive a Nationally Recognized Certificate in the Occupation of Solar Installer. The program will be expanded to cover all states that Moss traditionally builds solar and battery projects in across the nation.
Moss is a leader in utility-scale solar construction, with 29 projects in eight states currently under construction. To date our teams have built over 10 gigawatts worth of solar projects coast to coast. The company employs 1280 salaried staff and approximately 2,500 hourly workers in solar.
Moss’ Solar Installer Apprenticeship program is open to all Moss Team members. To be considered for the program, applicants must be at least 18 years old and meet other established program criteria.
About Moss: Moss is a national privately held construction firm providing innovative solutions resulting in award-winning projects. With regional offices across the United States, Moss focuses on construction management, solar EPC, design-build and public-private partnerships. The company’s diverse portfolio encompasses a wide range of sectors, including luxury high-rise residential, landmark mixed-use developments, hospitality, K-12 and higher education, justice, solar energy, and sports. Moss is ranked by Engineering News-Record as one of the nation’s top 65 general contractors, and the 3rd ranked solar EPC nationwide. Moss prides itself on a strong entrepreneurial culture that honors safety, quality, client engagement and employee development. Its employees consistently rank Moss as one of the best places to work.