When employers hire graduates and work with CET, everyone wins.  Our graduates are trained in a set of skills that benefit everyone: the Employer, the Graduate, and CET.  For the employer, CET is where productivity begins. We've always held that the diploma is a graduate's first paycheck. CET wins because its on a Mission.

With a sharp focus on the trades, CET has been 'greening' its courses to meet employers' need for graduates with more know-how in energy efficient systems.  Here are a few employers and partners to this end.


ChildCare Careers

ChildCare Careers (CCC) is the largest staffing firm dedicated to the child care field. CCC provides fully qualified and prescreened teachers, assistant teachers and site directors to child care centers, preschools, and before & after school programs. CCC teachers are available on-demand, even same day, for short-term assignments, long-term assignments or permanent placements. Since 1996, CCC has served literally thousands of child care centers ranging from small single location centers to many of the largest national organizations. The standing partnership between CET and CCC is to meet the employment needs of ChildCare Careers by providing a pool of qualified candidates and at the same time provide employment interview opportunities for CET students and graduates. CET is proud to partner with ChildCare Careers!


Solar Living Institute (SLI)

SLI is a leader in the development and training of educators and students in Green and Solar Technologies.  Solar Living Institute provided seminars for CET instructors in solar panel installation. SLI also collaborated with CET to design the curriculum which is based upon the North American Council of Energy Practitioners (NABCEP) standards and assisted in the setup of the a solar equipment lab. This collaboration led to CET being recognized as an official NABCEP site. CET now offers this test to Green Building Construction Skills students across 11 centers in California giving them an important NABCEP certificate recognized by the solar industry.

AvalonBay Communities:

AvalonBay Communities, Inc. is in the business of developing, redeveloping, acquiring and managing high-quality apartment communities in the high barrier-to-entry markets of the United States. These markets are located in the Northeast, Mid-Atlantic, Midwest, Pacific Northwest and Northern and Southern California regions of the country. The Company owns, or holds interests in, hundreds of apartment communities with over 50,000 housing units in these markets. In addition, at any given time, the Company has a number of communities under construction and reconstruction, as well as holding future development rights for other communities. CET partners with AvalonBay to meet their hiring needs, providing a place for AvalonBay hiring managers to facilitate the screening, interviewing and hiring of eligible CET Green Building Construction Skills, Electrical and HVAC graduates. CET assists with on-line applications and schedules on-site interviews for AvalonBay. AvalonBay has committed to serving on CET’s Industrial Advisory Board to assist with the development, enhancement and evaluation of curricula. They are also committed to donating equipment that students may use to enhance their training and skill development as well as future employment.

GRID Alternatives 

The mission of GRID Alternatives is to empower communities in need by providing renewable energy and energy efficiency services, equipment and training. GRID Alternatives believes making energy choices that are good for the environment can go hand-in-hand with improving the lives of those living in low-income communities. GRID Alternatives works collaboratively with communities and local organizations to identify specific needs and to develop renewable energy solutions that are environmentally, socially and economically sustainable.

GRID Alternatives works in partnership with job training organizations throughout California to integrate workforce development directly into low-income solar projects. As a nonprofit solar installer, GRID Alternatives provides a "classroom in the field" where folks can gain hands-on experience in a real-world solar installation environment, while under the supervision and guidance experienced, professional solar installation staff. Center for Employment Training is GRID Alternatives' workforce development partner for Solarthon 2012. Solarthon is GRID Alternatives' annual solar installation block party and fundraiser, where we install solar for more than 10 families in a neighborhood all in one day.

Crescent Alliance Group (CAG)

Crescent Alliance Group provides alternative energy organizations with temporary skilled workers in support of commercial and utility-scale renewable energy construction projects in the areas of PV solar, thermal and wind as well as direct placement of skilled and professional talent. Crescent Alliance Group has provided CET graduates with employment opportunities in the Solar Industry and has also provided guidance, direction, and technical assistance on our Industrial Advisory Board.