The Burbank Adult School is kicking off its fall session with several new courses, including classes designed to prepare students for careers in the “green” technology field.
Responding to trends in the job market, the school is offering a solar photovoltaic installation class for the first time. The class is meant to introduce participants to the fundamentals of solar panels, electrical design, performance analysis and troubleshooting, said Principal Joseph Stark.
“This is in partnership with our electrician apprenticeship program, which is a four-year program,” Stark said. “We heard from the field that this is a particular area that electricians are going to have to know in the next five to 10 years as demand for this type of [expertise] increases.”
The first solar photovoltaic installation class is already underway, and a second session is scheduled to begin Oct. 19. Burbank Adult School will also offer a 14-week class on eco-friendly landscaping starting Saturday.