KCC is the only solar-PV training program in the state of Illinois and one of only three in the 18-state region that is accredited by the Interstate Renewable Energy Council (IREC).
IREC is a non-profit organization accelerating the use of renewable energy and energy efficiency since 1982. IREC develops renewable energy consensus-based standards to promote best practices and provide a benchmark for effective and safe workforce training practices.
KCC is a member of the Midwest Solar Training Network, a group of technical and community colleges, non-profit organizations, universities, and industry partners who are working together to build solar training capacity in the Midwest.
Professor Wilhelm's certifications
IREC/ISPQ Certified Master Trainer for Solar-PV
NABCEP Certified Solar-Photovoltaic Professional
CITCA Certified Wind Tower and Nacelle Rescue Instructor