Tantasqua Education Foundation

Tantasqua Education Foundation Solar Ground Trainer Prepares Students for Solar Careers

At the Technical Division of the Tantasqua Regional High School in Fiskdale, Massachusetts, a new solar trainer is being designed and constructed by students. This trainer will prepare Tantasqua students to meet the demands of the ever-changing technical workplace. The school’s overall enrollment is approximately 1,200, with over 500 students in the vocational school.

With the help of a grant from All Points North Foundation, the students and faculty will design, procure, and construct a ground-mount solar array in a highly visible courtyard. This will enable the development of curriculum and hands-on training for students of the technical division for years to come. The system will offset electricity usage by feeding electricity back to the school.

The installation at the school will have broader reach across the Massachusetts area, as it draws students from neighboring counties in the area. The school has an excellent track record of placing its graduates in area companies.

This innovative approach to hands-on training is a key part of Tantasqua’s commitment to provide its students with real-world experience and future employment opportunities in the growing renewable energy sector.

For more information: http://www.tantasqua.org/technical/

Photo credit: Tantasqua Education Foundation

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