Solar Training Course at Ga Gitigemi Gamik

Solar Training Course at Ga Gitigemi Gamik

July 15-26, 2024 on Manitoulin Island

Two week program | Monday-Friday

Free to Attend

An in-person solar training course to learn the fundamentals of rooftop solar systems installation.  Training will include electricity and solar energy basics, hands-on experience using demonstration solar equipment, and Ministry of Labour certified Working at Heights training.

Renewable energy is an industry with huge potential in Canada. There is an immediate need among local solar installation companies to hire entry-level Solar Energy Technicians.

July 15-26, 2024 (Monday-Friday)


First week will be a mix of virtual and in-person. Location to be confirmed, but likely to be in Kagawong.

Second Week will be held at Ga Gitigemi Gamik, 88 Meadow Lark Lane, Gore Bay, Manitoulin Island.


This program is being led by Andrew Cahill (Relay Education) in partnership with Celeste Smith (Ga Gitigemi Gamik).

About Relay Education

Relay is helping the next generation become green leaders. Relay Education works with First Nations, Inuit and Métis communities to co-develop education and training programs for youth and adults about renewable energy, green careers and more.

About Ga Gitigemi Gamik: We Will Plant Lodge

The Ga Gitigemi (We Will Plant) Project empowers Indigenous Women and Gender Diverse People to (RE)claim their place as the traditional agricultural leaders in their communities by helping them (RE)cover and (RE)learn their ancestral ecological practices.

We are building a one of a kind center of Indigenous Ecological Knowledge and Agroecology to secure that future.


This program is open to anyone living on Manitoulin Island, with priority given to Indigenous people.


Application Form

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