Spotlight on the Wind Turbine Industry
Report shows 60% of US Wind Turbines behind on maintenance. Sauk Valley Community College Wind Energy Certificate helps meet demand for turbine maintenance and repair skills
According to Treehugger.com (the people who brought you the Discovery Channel), a recent report by turbine maintenance specialists, Frontier Pro Services, showed that more than half of all turbines aren’t being maintained properly.
“There are simply not enough trained technicians, and this problem isn’t going to go away any time soon given the growing number of communities who are turning to wind power,” said Alan Pfeifer, dean of information services at Sauk Valley Community College.
In response, the college has created a two-tier certificate program designed to provide students with the skills they need to meet a growing need.
“Our goal is to promote sustainable energies and to help to create a workforce to sustain them,” said Pfeifer. “This is a fast track program that gives students the real world skills they need to get a job today.”
And ensure better wind turbine maintenance tomorrow.
To learn more about the Wind Energy Certificate programs go to www.svcc.edu.