Homeboy Industries covers tuition and supply costs for Homeboy clients who wish to enroll in the Photovoltaic Training program at East Los Angeles Skills Center. Homeboy also offers additional tutoring to help students pass a national credentialing test that makes our clients competitive candidates for employment in the green industry. Solar Panel staff work to cultivate a network of PV firms that consider our graduates when hiring.


This program has been providing training and jobs in the renewable energy field for over 6 years.

It is a 4 month program, full time, Monday-Friday 7:30am-3:30pm. At the end the program trainees receive three certificates from the state of California.

As the renewable energy field grows, so does the program. We are constantly working with the ELASC to expand the program working with companies and donors to get the newest and most up to date equipment.

Close to 1,000 clients have been served since we began and we graduate over 92% of our candidates with a 70% placement rate within 90 days of graduation.

Our greatest challenges are funding and finding enough candidates to fill all the jobs that are coming through.

For more information email solarpanel@homeboyindustries.org