Officials from Chicago-based Goldwind Americas, a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co. and Casper College of Casper, Wyoming announced that they are partnering to host the first two-week wind technician training course sponsored by Goldwind Works.
The Goldwind Works wind technician training program is scheduled to begin on October 16th, 2017, and will be held on the Casper College campus located in Casper, Wyoming.
“We are thrilled to partner with Casper College to take meaningful action to help educate and train the American workforce for jobs in an industry, not just of the future, but of today – to power America,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind Americas.
Goldwind Works is accepting applications for ten students for this first training class, which will consist of an integrated two-week curriculum combining traditional lecture and hands-on lab formats.
Students in the training program will receive basic technical and safety qualifications and certifications covering such concepts as wind turbine systems, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, and safety at heights – the full curriculum is available on the Goldwind Works website.
“This is an important role we play in helping meet the workforce needs of the region,” says Casper College President Darren Divine. “The partnership with Goldwind is a great example of how Casper College works to meet the training needs of growing industries.”
The company will use training facilities and equipment at Casper College’s Center for Training and Development. Goldwind Works is sponsoring all costs associated with delivering the training to these 10 students.
“We’re very excited to be partnered with Goldwind for the important work they’ll be doing in Wyoming,” added Divine. This partnership between Goldwind and Casper College will grow over time to keep pace with the changing requirements for people working in the wind energy industry.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wind Technician is the fastest growing job profession in the U.S. and, with Wyoming set to be a big producer of wind energy, Goldwind and Casper College are working together to bring opportunity to those interested in working in this rapidly growing industry.
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