The need to develop a skilled workforce and sustainable economy have never been more critical. Employers competing in the innovation economy require workers with technical and specialized skills. At the same time, we face growing environmental challenges that require us all to play a role in protecting our natural resources and creating a more sustainable future.
Last week, AT&T was proud to help give boost to a program that is doing both – the Homeboy Industries Solar Panel Training program. Created under the leadership of Father Gregory Boyle, the program trains previously incarcerated or previously gang-affiliated men and women for jobs in solar panel installation and the growing renewable energy field. To date, the program has helped train and provide an on-ramp to a better life for more than 500 people.