IMTI 2012 Solar PV Graduates
On December 7, IMTI in Waterbury graduated their 2012 class of Solar Photovoltaic (PV) Installation students. IMTI is one of the first institutions in Connecticut to offer a formal, certified program that qualifies course graduates the immediate ability to secure jobs in the solar PV industry. At the graduation IMTI Founder Marcel Veronneau stated, “Upon completion of this training program, IMTI graduates will have taken their NABCEP entry level exam and will have over 135 hours of intensive solar PV training. IMTI’s unique program teaches students how to install, replace, repair and maintain solar photovoltaic systems, plus the storage and distribution of the energy created. No other institution is offering this kind of job-readiness.”
All graduates took the 135 NABCEP Exam Preparation Course and upon graduation they all possess OSHA 10 certification, 135 hours of Solar Photovoltaic Systems and Basic Electrical certification, 12 hours of installation experience working on in-house roof-top solar panel display, Green Tradesmen training, and NABCEP Certification pending. IMTI’S Solar PV Installation course curriculum is approved by the Connecticut Department of Labor (CTDOL) and Connecticut Department of Education. IMTI’s graduation featured special guest speakers Alex Kragie, Chief of Staff, CT Department of Energy and Environmental Protection (DEEP) and Catherine Awwad, Northwest Regional Investment Board Executive Director.