Free Career Training

Free Career Training 2018-05-17T13:47:53+00:00
Green Energy Training Services (GETS) is a pre-apprenticeship job training program for adults who are interested in starting a career in Construction, Energy Efficiency, or Solar, or entering a union apprenticeship. GETS is a 12 month program that begins with short term training at our Berkeley facility. After completing training, participants benefit from ongoing case management and job placement assistance, as well as alumni events and resources.

GETS teaches the skills employers are looking for through hands-on and classroom training

What GETS Teaches You

You will gain the skills to enter a union apprenticeship or a job in construction, energy efficiency, or solar.


Career Opportunities

As a GETS graduate, you will have job and apprenticeship opportunities in a number of in-demand fields.


Upcoming Course Offerings

For details of current and upcoming course offerings, click below.



Wage at initial placement: $18
Graduation rate: 90%
Job placement rate: 78%


To apply for the GETS program, you must meet the following basic requirements:
  • Be at least 18 years of age
  • Have a high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
  • Have a valid CA driver’s license or the ability to obtain one
  • Demonstrate an 8th grade reading, reading comprehension, writing, and math level
  • Be legally eligible to work in the United States
  • Be fluent in English
  • Have a stable living situation
  • Be able to attend training every day, Monday – Friday from 9:00am – 3:00pm
  • Have reliable transportation to and from training
  • Express strong motivation to find a job and/or enter an apprenticeship upon completion of training
  • Be willing to make a 12-month commitment to your own professional development and to Rising Sun


Please complete our brief program application here or contact the GETS Case Manager at 510-665-1501 x202 or gets@risingsunenergy.org for more information.

Here’s what some happy participants had to say:

“This was an excellent class and I am glad that I invested time and energy into it. I hope to stay connected to the contacts I have made here.”
GETS Participant
“It was very enlightening to learn how wasteful and inefficient most homes are and how important small fixes and behavioral changes are.”
GETS Participant
“I thought everything the class had to offer was fun. The hands on portion was great, I also thought the teaching was on point too.”
GETS Participant