Find Your Ladder

Find Your Ladder is a solar training program for justice-involved or Philadelphians seeking re-entry. This program provides support through a grant catering to 18-30 year old adults in Philadelphia with criminal justice involvement.

The 8-week course, hosted in our Olde Richmond warehouse at 2751 E. Juniata Street, teaches you the skills you need to begin your career in solar energy. Benefits include $15 per hour paid training, Free SEPTA passes to get to and from the program, and guaranteed OSHA-30 Certification with program completion. You will come out job ready. Must be 18 or older to apply. Follow link below to apply now with our partners – PowerCorps.

Key upcoming dates!
Application Deadline : December 4, 2023

Cohort 1
Training – January 2, 2024 thru Feb 23, 2024 / Mon – Fri 8am-12pm
Internship – Feb 26, 2024 thru Mar 5, 2024 / 30-40 hours / week

Cohort 2
Training – Feb 26, 2024 thru Apr 19, 2024 / Mon – Fri 8am-12pm
Internship – Apr 22, 2024 thru May 31, 2024 / 30-40 hours / week

Who is Solar States?

We are solar installers and educators based in Olde Kensington, Philadelphia. Our company was founded in 2008 with a dual-mission to educate AND install. For education, we partner with organizations like PowerCorps PHL and Philadelphia OIC to provide free training opportunities to any Philadelphian who wants to join the Green Collar Economy. For installations, we install solar systems and batteries on homes, businesses, and non-profits across the region.