Baltimore City’s Michael Harris has been spending a lot of time on the Gilman School’s rooftop lately. Instead of working in security and barely scraping by, Harris will soon be a certified solar installer thanks to the new Civic Works’ Solar Training Program. This cool job training program is a direct solution in response to the city’s unrest of April 2015.What’s promising, and hopefully replicated on a broader scale, is the collaborative job training model between federal, state, and city government, non-profits, and private business. If the Solar Training Program’s success is an early indicator, many more Baltimore City residents will soon transition into family-sustaining careers. …[READ MORE]
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