Hello, my name is Ryan Holley, and I believe you can and will learn anything you put your mind, and time into. I am passionate about growing within the renewable and internet industries. I am here to share what processes and techniques have worked, and those that don't. These methods are to help, educate, and motivate you to advance yourself, whether it's for your career or business.
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I was on vacation, visiting from Hawaii, when I met up with Paul Isreal for employment at Sunlight Solar.We discussed that Paul wanted me to join the Oregon Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC) to be an Apprentice at Sunlight Solar.
My First Solar Apprenticeship
I was a registered apprentice through the Oregon Joint Apprenticeship Training Committee (JATC), in Portland, Oregon. Before I began working with Sunlight Solar, Paul had wanted me to register with the Oregon JATC - to be an apprentice - so I did. This allowed me to make electrical connections, as long as a Journeyman was on-site with me.
As an apprentice, you have to work at least 40 hours/week. You also have to have experience making electrical connections with different systems. While I was working with Sunlight Solar, Dustin and I did do a small lighting retrofit.
Before I started working with Sunlight Solar, I was expecting to start after the Feed-In-Tariff (FIT), April 1st of 2013. After the FIT didn't fulfill what Paul, the owner, had thought - my start date was delayed even more. I was pretty bummed, but did start working by the middle of May. I was able to work at a temp agency until employment.
Employed as an Apprentice Electrician
I was finally an Apprentice, for Sunlight Solar. I had worked on a few jobs while with Sunlight Solar. We had worked on semi-steep metal roof in Estacada, Oregon, a small system in Lake Oswego, Oregon, a small system in Beaverton, Oregon and a prevailing wage job at the Oregon Department of Fish and Wildlife building. However, I wasn't meeting the Oregon JATC requirements...Read More