Hiring in the wind industry continues despite the COVID 19 Pandemic, with employers in North America seeking hundreds of new technicians.
In fact, the U.S. Department of Labor Statistics forecasts that employment of wind turbine technicians will grow 61 percent through 2029, much faster than the average for other occupations.
What’s more, wind energy training centers that deliver Global Wind Organisation (GWO) certified courses are focusing efforts on ways to safely deliver their programs during the pandemic for both instructors and trainees.
In January 2021, 18 GWO Training centers across North America are open for business
“In a business where safety is vital, the protection of wind turbine technicians is essential, and the training to safeguard them every day requires best practices preparing for and conducting the training they need on the job,” explains Wesley Witt, Chair of the GWO North America Committee and Head of Quality Management and Health, Safety and Environment (HSE) for Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy.
GWO designs standardized training to build transferrable skills and credentials, including basic safety, basic technical, enhanced first aid, advanced rescue, blade repair and rigger signal person courses – all essential for technicians.
Best practices for delivering training and minimizing the possibility of infection include:
For more information about how GWO training centers will keep you safe when you carry out safety training for wind, watch our webinar – Training in the Pandemic