New local program aims to help military veterans enter the workforce

Collaboration between KCCD and Wells Fargo

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. - The Kern Community College District and Wells Fargo are teaming up for an innovative partnership to provide skills and business ownership training to local military veterans.

Program leaders say the Veterans' Solar Opportunity Project will transition veterans into the workforce through green energy training.  Veterans will then have the tools to secure well-paying jobs with contractors who install solar energy systems.

The program will also provides information to veterans about starting their own solar sales consulting business.  It marks the first time an entrepreneurship component will be provided in training to help veterans become potential business owners.

Wells Fargo will present the Kern Community College District with a check Wednesday morning to help fund the program.

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