COMMUNITY FUTURES TREATY SEVEN is pleased to work with Fast Labour Solutions and Trade Winds to Success to deliver a Renewable Energy and Solar Panel Installation Program. This program will allow individuals to obtain upgrading and all of the basic skills necessary to qualify for employment in this fast growing sector of renewable energy. Solar Installation is a part of the Electrical Trade, so graduates will be encouraged and supported to consider a career in the Electrical Trade.


When: Friday, February 16, 2018
Time: 1:00pm - 4:00pm
Where: Aboriginal Futures
Address: 6011 - 1A Street SW

To register for the Info Session, call 403.253.5311 or email

Application Dead Line: March 2, 2018 - 16 seats available
Skillplan Assessment Exam Dates: - February 20th & 21st
Program Start Date: March 12, 2018


  • The minimum academic entrance requirement is Grade 11. Applicants will be required to provide copies of their Transcripts at registration and be willing to complete a 3 hour Skillplan Assessment exam
  • Class 5 Alberta Drivers License is an asset
  • Must live in Calgary or surrounding area


This program has been built into 3 segments that will provide all students with a basic understanding of the different components involved in the solar design and installation industry

1. Theory- Seven Modules

  • Introduction to Renewable Energy
  • PV Systems and Electrical Components
  • PV Modules and Electrical Theory
  • Site Analysis and Mounting Solutions
  • Grid-Connected PV Systems
  • Off Grid PV Systems
  • Canadian Electrical Code Requirements and Documentation
  • Installation, Commissioning, Troubleshooting, Maintenance, and Safety

2. Hand's on Installation

  • Design and install both a microinverter and string inverter system on a full scale, fully shingled roof
  • Complete OH&S documentation as required in the field
  • Perform multiple sizing and layout examples
  • Complete a post install commissioning and testing
  • Troubleshoot common issues

3. Safety Training Tickets

  • Standard First Aid
  • CSTS
  • Fall Protection
  • Global Ground Disturbance


After completion of the program, students will have a general understanding of the solar design, installation and electrical industry. Equipped with practical working knowledge and hands-on experience, students will have practical knowledge on how to complete installs making them more attractive to gain full-time employment within the industry.


Standard First Aid - Red Cross
This course provides comprehensive First Aid & CPR techniques for those who want more knowledge to respond to emergencies in the home or workplace. A variety of topics are covered from basic first aid such as cardiovascular and breathing emergencies, CPR Level A, prevention of disease transmission to more severe sudden medical conditions and injuries to the head and spine.

CSTS- Alberta Construction Safety Association
This course is designed for the individual worker and is offered through  an eLearning, high media based computer system.   The training is done individually and takes, on average, 5-8 hours to complete.   The participant is instructed on various health & safety topics and tested for 100% mastery of content.  This program gives the individual and employer the flexibility of training when and where it is most convenient.

Fall Protection- End User- Fall Protection Group
This course provides end users with the knowledge to understand fall protection safety principles as they apply to the work environment and how to correctly use fall protection at all times. After completion students, will understand fundamentals, regulations, various fall protection systems, hazards, and how to properly use the safety equipment.

WHMIS 2015- Alberta Construction Safety Association
WHMIS is Canada's national hazard communication standard. This course covers labeling of containers, worker's awareness and rights on working with hazardous materials, provision and understanding of Safety Data Sheets (SDS), worker education and training, and incident response.

Global Ground Disturbance- Global Training Center
Level II is designed for any party that is supervising a ground disturbance, independently performing a ground disturbance, or issuing and receiving ground disturbance permits. The program ensures that Level II® personnel are familiar with, and fully understand, all the regulations and variances involved when a ground disturbance takes place. The course is presented in a logical sequence - from the pre-planning stage to the actual dig - and highlights the "'musts" compared to the "shoulds.


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