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SHINE is part of the educational and vocational arm of the South-Central Virginia Business Alliance, which ensures solar development and other construction opportunities hire qualified, trained, certified, and local technicians to complete their projects on time and with professional dedication.

The Solar Hands-On Instructional Network of Excellence (SHINE), is a public-private partnership founded by Southside Virginia Community College (SVCC), the Maryland-DC-Delaware-Virginia Solar Energy Industries Association (MDV-SEIA), leading solar developers, construction companies, energy consulting & recruiting firms, and tech companies to build innovative solar career pathways in Virginia. 

​SHINE’s mission is to:​

  • Develop a qualified, diverse, equitable, and inclusive solar workforce
  • Equip Virginians with the tools and knowledge to enter the solar sector with a competitive edge
  • Help solar developers and construction companies source qualified and trained talent
  • Bridge the gap between solar jobs supply and solar jobs demand

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