Casper College and Goldwind Works Announce Wind Technician Training Partnership

Wind technician training program for those interested in joining the rapidly growing wind industry

photo of a wind turbine gearbox that was donated to CC

Wind turbine gearbox. Casper College archive photo.

Officials from Casper College and Chicago-based Goldwind Americas announced today 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 16, 2017, and will be held on the Casper College campus.

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 (goldwindworks.com). The company will utilize training facillites and equipment at Casper College’s Center for Training and Development. Goldwind Works is sponsoring all costs associated with delivering the training to these ten students.

“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.

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, Casper College and Goldwin are working together to bring opportunity to those interested in working in this rapidly growing industry.

“This is an important role we play in helping meet the workforce needs for 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. We’re very excited to be partnered with Goldwind for the important work they’ll be doing in Wyoming.” This partnership between Casper College and Goldwind will grow over time to keep pace with the changing requirements for people working in the wind energy industry.

Goldwind Works is currently accepting applications for its training program. Those interested in learning more about the training and how to apply can visit goldwindworks.com/training or email works@goldwindamericas.com.

Media contact: 

For Casper College: Chris Lorenzen

For Goldwind Works: Colin Mahoney, Mahoney Communications Group, 212-220-6045, colin@mahoneycommunications.com

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September 13, 2017