(Sheridan, Wyo) Officials from Goldwind Americas, a subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., and Casper College announced today that they are partnering to host their first two-week wind technician training course. 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 ten students for the two week training class, which combines traditional lecture and hands-on lab formats. Students 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 class will be held at Casper College’s Center for Training and Development and Goldwind Works is sponsoring all costs associated with delivering the training to these ten students.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wind Technician is the fastest growing job profession in the U.S. and Wyoming is set to be a big producer of wind energy.
“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.