STAFF WRITERFLIPP Inc, a Virginia-based organization, has made history by becoming a fully accredited training company and an Associate Registered Training Provider (ARTP) certified by the prestigious North American Board of Certified Energy Practitioners (NABCEP). FLIPP Inc has become the first Black/Female/Service-Connected Disabled Veteran/Formerly Incarcerated Individual-led organization with an extensive and diverse team in Virginia to have earned such credentials. This achievement is a significant milestone for FLIPP Inc, as NABCEP is the most recognized and esteemed certification available in the solar industry and is commonly regarded as the gold standard.
FLIPP Inc is now in a position to train and certify participants’ eligibility for the Photovoltaic Associate Exam (PVA), proctor PVA exams on-site and help transitioning military personnel and veterans seek GI Bill Reimbursement. This remarkable feat is a testament to FLIPP Inc’s commitment to providing cutting-edge training, partnering with its clients, and serving its target group. In short, FLIPP Inc has created a unique and replicable sustainable model that values and serves its target demographic.
Currently, only three ARTPs, including FLIPP Inc, exist in the entire state of Virginia, making this achievement all the more impressive, particularly during Black History Month. FLIPP Inc’s success is proof of the possibility of leading the way and creating positive change in the lives of disadvantaged groups, despite obstacles. The organization has broken several barriers and ceilings to pave the way for others to follow, underlining the significance of the achievement. It serves as an inspiration and encouragement for those who have been underrepresented in the solar industry, proving that anything is possible with dedication, hard work, and an unbreakable mindset.
The solar industry is known to be predominantly male-dominated, with minorities being underrepresented; however, FLIPP Inc’s groundbreaking achievement accelerates the trajectory of change towards a more diverse workforce. The process to propel the organization forward at lightning speed and to advance the many disadvantaged groups it represents faced extensive scrutiny; however, it was all worth it in the end. In conclusion, FLIPP Inc’s groundbreaking achievement is paving the way for others, opening doors for underrepresented groups and sending a message that dedication, hard work and the right mindset can achieve anything. FLIPP Inc has demonstrated beyond a shadow a doubt that it is possible to change the accreditation side of the industry and contribute to creating a more diverse workforce. The accomplishment is a remarkable feat and will undoubtedly have far-reaching positive effects in the solar industry and the broader society.
FLIPP Inc’s mission is to create an inclusive workforce that reduces employment barriers for formerly incarcerated individuals, transitioning veterans, BIPOC, women, youth and empower low-income communities with renewable energy and entrepreneurship development training and is led by founder Ms. Raye Elliot.