Casper College Announces Wind Technician Training

Wind turbine gearbox. Courtesy of Casper College.

Officials from Casper College announced today that they are partnering with Chicago-based Goldwind Americas, to host the first two-week wind technician training course sponsored by Goldwind Works.

The technician training program is scheduled to begin on October 16, 2017, and will be held on the Casper College campus.

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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 company will utilize training facilities and equipment at Casper College’s Center for Training and Development.

Goldwind Works says they will be sponsoring all costs associated with delivering the training to the ten selected 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.

“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.”

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