“Wind Turbine Technician is one of the fastest growing professions, globally,” explains Lisa Mallon, Chair, GWO Executive Committee, Global Executive Leader at GE Renewable Energy Onshore Wind. “If we are to smooth the pathway for people joining our sector as technicians, we must provide a clear entry-level training standard.”
Lisa Mallon, CEO chair
Over 100 community colleges teach wind turbine technician programs in North America. One GWO training provider, Safety Technology (STL) USA is moving quickly to offer a new pathway into work for college students.
The next generation of wind turbine technicians were placed front and centre at GWO’s Safety & Training Forum, as training providers and employers debated the best approach to onboard thousands of new people.
Specialized safety training highlighted as a significant gap for offshore wind construction and O&M; More GWO Sea Survival training will be needed to safely deliver on the 30GW 2030 target; Companies will need to guide new technicians and rapidly deploy full-scope training for them to keep up with the hastening pace of construction activity.
Wind energy employers are supporting the onboarding of thousands of new technicians, with a trio of simplified routes and recommended training for entry level profiles.
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