About the RE-JATC

The Renewable Energy Technician Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (RE-JATC) serves as the program sponsor and is responsible under Oregon law for the apprenticeship program.

For more information, please contact support@solarapprenticeship.org

Michelle Maher, Administrator

Dr. Michelle Maher is an international public speaker, faculty, activist, and Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) workshop facilitator. She is a Syracuse University Fellow and holds a Ph.D. in the Cultural Foundations of Education and a Graduate Certificate in Women's Studies both from Syracuse University. Dr. Maher carries the torch of diversity, equity, inclusion, and belonging in sustainable, social and environmental justice work in whatever she does. She has taught DEI coursework in the Graduate School of Education at Lewis & Clark College and Oregon State University, and in the Women's Program at Lane Community College. Last, Michelle authored two resolutions that were approved by the National Congress of American Indians.

As Program Manager at the Oregon Solar + Storage Industries Association (OSSIA), Dr. Maher's responsibilities include administration of the LRT apprenticeship program.

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Greg Kamps, Committee Chair, Mayfield Renewables

Eric Hansen, True South Solar

Mike Hewitt, E2 Solar

James Reismiller, Abundant Solar

Newt Loken, Solar Assist

Andy Yatteau, A&R Solar

Jordan Weisman, Sunbridge Solar

Kirpal Khalasa, Oregon SolarWorks

The committee is approved by the Oregon State Apprenticeship and Training Council (OSATC) and is composed of an equal number of management and labor representatives.