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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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"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
"GWO standards are ready to work for the North American market, and the opportunity is huge. The benefits of safety and productivity would grow as the availability of GWO training increases. GE Renewable Energy has around 1000 employees and up to 2000 contractors who would be in scope for GWO training of some kind.”
Brian Walencik, Chair, GWO North America Committee
EHS Director, Americas:, GE Renewable Energy, Schenectady, NY
“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

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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

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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

GWO training will grow on East Coast says Rhode Island funding body

GWO training providers in North America have enjoyed their busiest ever year, completing almost double the number of courses (modules) than 2018.

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

High Plains Technology Center, a vocational school that is the first technology center in Oklahoma focused on wind turbine training, concluded its busiest year ever in 2019 for the number of technicians trained in standardized safety and emergency procedures by the Global Wind Organisation.

The benefits of becoming a
GWO certified Training Provider  

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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