This Announcement is for a National Administrator, which is the central coordinating body which will serve the following functions:
1. Manage the collaboration of the Regional Resource and Training Providers (RTPs), coordinate their joint activities, and, where applicable, assist them in the completion of their project goals;
2. Work with a broad set of stakeholders, define and prioritize issues related to solar training and workforce development (some defined in section below on Issue Areas). Develop and carry out a strategy such as convening, facilitating and coordinating working groups which include the RTPs and other stakeholders to address these issues;
3. Serve as the national point of contact for the solar instructor training network, disseminating the working groups products, and conducting other communication and outreach efforts such as providing recommendations to stakeholders for the acceptance and adoption of best practices.
The Recipient will be responsible for validating the findings of the working groups and integrating validated products and deliverables into the solar instructor training network and into the larger educational, training and workforce development infrastructure.
NOTE: A Webinar will be held on May 6, 2010, from 10:00 am to 11:00 am (Mountain Time). The purpose of the webinar is to provide clarification and answer questions about the National Administrator of the Solar Instructor Training Network FOA. See Appendix J of this FOA for full information.