This summer, the carpenters and electrician’s in Kayas’s apprenticeship program got a cutting edge upgrade to their skillset. Through the support of the Alberta Indigenous Solar Program grant, Kayas was able to have their apprentices trained in Solar Panel installation. Gridworks Energy conducted the two week program.

They got a chance to practice their skills as soon as they finished the training, as they installed Solar Panels on the roof of Kayas College’s John D’or Prairie campus as well as the John D’or Prairie Band Office.

The investment is expected to reduce utility costs by approximately $7,000 per year, as well as prevent about 880 tonnes of GHGs per year from entering the atmosphere.

Elder William Seeseequon, Chief Conroy Sewepagaham, Minister Richard Feehan and MLA Debbie Jabbour in front of the Little Red River Cree Nation’s John D’Or Band Office with new solar panels.