COTC To Offer Solar Electric Workshop

Go Green and Get the Job

January 6, 2015 – Newark, OH—The Workforce Development Innovation Center (WDIC) at Central Ohio Technical College (COTC) will offer a five-day Solar Electric Workshop beginning Monday, January 26, 2015, 8:00 a.m. to 5:00 p.m.

Participants will learn to design and install solar panel systems and complete a certification exam in photovoltaics. The Solar Electric Workshop features a combination of hand-on labs and class lectures. Participants are prepared to take the Electronics Technicians Association (ETA) Level 1 PV certification exam, which is administered as part of the workshop. ETA certification is internationally recognized and a distinct advantage for job seekers and businesses entering the renewable energy industry.

The workshop will be held at COTC's Newark campus in the John Gilbert Reese Center at 1209 University Drive, Newark, Ohio 43055. The $970 cost includes all course materials and ETA exam fee. The ETA exam fee is reimbursable through the GI Bill (up to $150). This workshop is not eligible for college credit or financial aid. Contact your local Job and Family Services agency to determine eligibility for potential training resources.

To learn more about the workshop or to register, please contact Vicki Maple, COTC WDIC Manager, at 740.364.9565 or

Central Ohio Technical College is a fully accredited, public college dedicated to providing high-quality, accessible programs of technical education in response to current and emerging employment needs, as well as encouraging the professional development of students, staff, faculty and administrators to assist them in achieving their maximum potential.  COTC is the only technical college in Ohio operating four full-service campus locations: Newark, Coshocton, Knox and Pataskala.