My name is Steve Sisco. I attended College of the Desert’s first Desert Region Renewable Energy Training program at the Desert Energy Enterprise Center in Palm Springs. I completed the course and received a certificate in 2011.
I was trained for utility scale solar energy plant construction in anticipation of several proposed solar projects to be developed east of the Coachella Valley. I recently started working on First Solar’s Desert Sunlight Solar Energy project near Desert Center along with many others from my class.
I’d been out of work for a couple of years due to the economy with the construction industry at a standstill. I signed up for the solar training at the Indio Workforce Development Center and looked forward to learning about solar energy.
At College of the Desert’s Renewable Energy Training I learned all aspects of solar energy, and met some nice people. I applied for the Desert Center Project and now work with a great group of hardworking people who are glad to be working again.
My teenage daughter is proud of the work I do. She says she’s proud that I am working on projects that will provide green energy for her future. My gratitude goes to College of the Desert and the folks at the Workforce Development Center for giving me the opportunity and the motivation to complete the course and apply my new knowledge for solar energy projects.
Today, life is good, I’m able to support my family better, give back to my community and encourage others to get involved in green energy.