Green Careers Texas is a 501(c)(3) non-profit founded in 2016 that provides solar installation training as a pathway to living wage work for qualified, low-income individuals. Our training programs move participants along the solar career path, from classroom to hands-on, to ensure every trainee is job-ready on day one.

Green Careers Texas is proud to serve as Dallas Independent School District Career Technology Education (CTE) Industry Partners providing both onsite and offsite training for electrical students.

Access to employment in the solar industry sits at the crossroads of economic, racial, and environmental justice. For the past six years, the National Solar Jobs Census has reported that solar contractors consistently have trouble hiring qualified individuals for solar installations.

By building a skilled and diverse workforce, the clean energy industry creates the opportunity to adapt and evolve to continued changes. It also has the potential to reinvent itself and improve lives and livelihoods.

Exposing individuals, including women, from underrepresented backgrounds to a wide array of sustainability-focused job opportunities educates, prepares, and equips individuals with the resources and workforce development they need to find upward mobility through clean energy careers.

Success Stories


Louis, 34, wanted to be an actor for as long as he can remember. But making ends me while pursuing a dream isn’t the easiest thing to do. During the C
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Jeniel, 19, graduated from high school early.  Little did he know that when he made that decision, he would be graduating in the middle of a pandemic.
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Christopher, 26, had been working in the warehouse industry for 5 years as a forklift driver and trainer for new hires. After the pandemic eased some,
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Our Impact

Over 100 Individuals Trained Over 6 Years

Since 2016, GCD has worked with people that come from all walks of life. In the past, graduates have been…that have gone on to…

60% Placement Rate

Our team works night and day/tooth and nail/etc. to find the best match possible for our graduates. We take pride in our ability to foster and maintain mutually beneficial relationships with industry leaders.

80% to 120% Increase of Trainees’ Previous Pay

As the demand for renewable energy grows due to an increased awareness of the devastating effects of climate change, employers are more grateful than ever before for those that are directly impacting the future of our world.

Recent Announcements

March Field Trips

In March, Green Careers Dallas, Freedom Solar Power, Skygate Solar, LLC and Sunrun partnered to host field trips for the Dallas ISD Career and Technic
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