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Be part of the growing wind industry in North America and supply the business with qualified workers.

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Numbers from The Wind Energy Workforce in the United States: Training, Hiring, and Future Needs, by the U.S. Department of Energy Office of Energy Efficiency & Renewable Energy 2019.

Meet the demand of the wind industry

Qualified workers are needed to support growth. Seven in ten wind company representatives say they've had difficulties recruiting qualified workers in North America. By educating qualified wind industry workers, you can fill your classrooms and help grow the domestic wind workforce.  

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Upcoming GWO webinars

Register for one of our online webinars, and be ahead of the curve.
"As one of the largest wind power developers in North America RWE sees huge benefit from there being more GWO training providers in the USA and Canada. We have approximately 600 employees in scope for GWO training and our contractor base would be very near 1500. A single set of standards will make us all safer and more productive."
– Adell Heneghan, VP HSE Americas, RWE Renewables, Austin, Texas
"Academic diplomas combined with accredited GWO training increases significantly job prospects and employability of the graduates of these colleges as future workers of the wind industry.’’
– Isabelle Le Beau, Executive Director, Enercon Canada
“When a student calls and says we helped save this person’s life, that’s what it’s all about.  GWO will save somebody’s life.”
Taylor Burnett, Assistant Superintendent, High Plains Technology Center, Woodward, Oklahoma

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From: 4. januar 2019
Quarterly webinar Episode 4: GWO Strategy Launch 2020-2023
From: 4. januar 2019
Quarterly webinar Episode 4: GWO Strategy Launch 2020-2023
From: 4. januar 2019
Quarterly webinar Episode 4: GWO Strategy Launch 2020-2023
From: 4. januar 2019
Quarterly webinar Episode 4: GWO Strategy Launch 2020-2023


New leadership takes the helm at GWO North America

GWO members elect SGRE's Wes Witt as North America Committee chair

Facing Covid-19, hiring continues in wind turbine industry with focus on safety, training priorities

Wind turbine technicians are in demand as hiring continues across the industry

North America leads global growth in standardized training for wind turbine techs

• 83% increase sees over 8000 courses completed in 2019 • North American employers set sights on 10,000+ in 2020

The benefits of becoming a
GWO certified Training Provider  


Demand for qualified workers

The wind industry is expanding and offers many, varied, and well-paying jobs in North America. Attract future students, fill your classrooms, and communicate the exciting options in wind energy

Safety first

GWO standards make working in the wind industry safer and more flexible. Qualified workers with certified training can choose more freely where to work.  

Prepare your students for a future in the wind sector

Employers in the wind industry are requesting standarized training.

Stronger together

You become part of a global network of more than 350 training providers.

Lower costs

Training providers, certified according to GWO criteria, deliver GWO courses and have lower development costs, with the savings passed on to the industry.
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