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Secure the future of the wind industry through training standards

The wind industry is experiencing rapid growth. Qualified workers are essential to support its development, and we need more. Through standardized safety training, you can help meet demand and grow the domestic workforce by educating the qualified wind technicians of tomorrow.

In the brochure below, you'll be introduced to GWO so you can take your first steps toward becoming a part of the global community.

20,000 reasons to become a GWO Training Provider

Upcoming GWO webinars

Register for one of our online webinars, and be ahead of the curve.

400+ training providers worldwide

GWO training standards are courses where teaching you knowledge and skills that help reduce your risk of injury from the most common hazards when working on a wind turbine. Standardized safety training offers many benefits — but primarily, they make working in wind safer. The world's largest wind energy employers recognise GWO standards and today, more than100,000 people in 40+ countries have a valid GWO training certificate.
"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 the 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

Previous GWO webinars

Watch some of our previous webinars here.
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

GWO Success Stories

New College Institute Builds Innovation Center for Wind Turbine Technicians

Offers the combination of GWO certified Basic Safety (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT)

Wind Academy by Siemens Gamesa Opens Opportunities for Renewable Energy Careers

First classes begin in May 2021 and offer proven, verifiable GWO training

"Our busiest year ever for GWO wind turbine training" – High Plains Technology Center

GWO optimizes the supply chain for talent

About GWO

Global Wind Organisation is a non-profit body founded by wind turbine manufacturers and owners. Our members strive for an injury free work environment in the wind turbine industry, setting common international standards for safety training and emergency procedures.

In 2019, The GWO North America Committee was established. It is responsible for introducing GWO standards to North America.

The committee is attended by current members, in particular major manufacturers from the region such as GE Renewable Energy, Vestas, Siemens Gamesa Renewable Energy, Nordex and Enercon, as well as owner operators including Avangrid Renewables, Ørsted, Acciona, and RWE Renewables.

About GWO

1

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
2

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.  
3

Prepare your students for a future in the wind sector

Employers in the wind industry are requesting standarized training.
4

Stronger together

You become part of a global network of more than 350 training providers.
5

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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