Wind technician training program for those interested in joining the rapidly growing wind industry
CHICAGO (September 13, 2017) – Officials from Chicago-based Goldwind Americas (“Goldwind”), a wholly-owned subsidiary of Xinjiang Goldwind Science & Technology Co., Ltd. (SZSE: 002202) (HK: 2208) and Casper College of Casper, Wyoming announced today that they are partnering to host the first two-week wind technician training course sponsored by Goldwind Works. The Goldwind Works wind technician training program is scheduled to begin on October 16, 2017 and will be held on the Casper College campus located in Casper, Wyoming.
Goldwind Works is accepting applications for ten students for this first training class, which will consist of an integrated two-week curriculum combining traditional lecture and hands-on lab formats. Students in the training program will receive basic technical and safety qualifications and certifications covering such concepts as wind turbine systems, Occupational Safety and Health Administration standards, and safety at heights – the full curriculum is available on the Goldwind Works website (goldwindworks.com). The company will utilize training facilities and equipment at Casper College’s Center for Training and Development. Goldwind Works is sponsoring all costs associated with delivering the training to these ten students.
“We are thrilled to partner with Casper College to take meaningful action to help educate and train the American workforce for jobs in an industry, not just of the future, but of today – to power America,” said David Halligan, Chief Executive Officer of Goldwind Americas.
According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics, Wind Technician is the fastest growing job profession in the U.S. and, with Wyoming set to be a big producer of wind energy, Goldwind and Casper College are working together to bring opportunity to those interested in working in this rapidly growing industry.
“This is an important role we play in helping meet the workforce needs for the region,” says Casper College President Darren Divine. “The partnership with Goldwind is a great example of how Casper College works to meet the training needs of growing industries. We’re very excited to be partnered with Goldwind for the important work they’ll be doing in Wyoming.” This partnership between Goldwind and Casper College will grow over time to keep pace with the changing requirements for people working in the wind energy industry.
Goldwind Works is currently accepting applications for its training program. Those interested in learning more about the training and how to apply can visit goldwindworks.com/training or email email@example.com.
For Goldwind Works: Colin Mahoney, Mahoney Communications Group
212-220-6045 / firstname.lastname@example.org
For Casper College: Chris Lorenzen
307-268-3088 / email@example.com
About Goldwind Works
Goldwind Works’ -- a Goldwind Americas-sponsored training curriculum -- is an integrated, two-week program combining traditional lecture and hands-on lab formats for those transitioning away from the coal and/or oil & gas industries or those interested in a new field of work. Participants in the training program will receive basic technical and safety qualifications and certifications to assist in obtaining wind turbine technician internships and full-time positions. Goldwind Works is providing this training complimentary to select individuals who are ready to take their career to new heights. To learn more visit goldwindworks.com.
About Casper College
Casper College is a premier, public, comprehensive two-year institution with a primary focus on student success. The college offers academic transfer programs, career training, continuing education, and basic skills instruction. Casper College provides opportunities and programs to improve quality of life and supports community building and citizenship for the people of Casper, Natrona County, the State of Wyoming, and the World. The college offers over 140 degree and certificate options including a degree in renewable technologies that trains students as instrumentation and control technicians for electrical power generation from wind and solar. Visit Casper College online at caspercollege.edu.