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When looking at wind turbine technician schools, consider training in Lisle, Illinois, right by Chicago, also known as the Windy City. Our Wind Turbine Technician training program, coming soon pending regulatory approvals, offers hands-on learning in state-of-the-industry labs18 and supportive instructors experienced in the industry who can provide useful insight. In just 30 weeks, you could be prepared to pursue an entry-level career in the wind industry!
Wind turbine technician training can be a great choice for those looking to pursue a career that’s hands-on and full of adventure.
With a curriculum built hand-in-hand with industry leaders, students enrolled in our Wind Turbine Technician school can gain industry-needed skills to help them feel confident when pursuing entry-level careers in the field. Here are some of the course titles in the program:
As students in our Wind Turbine Technician training program gain skills and experience, potential career paths to pursue could include:
The demand for wind technicians is growing. According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), wind technician employment is expected to grow 44% from 2021 to 2031.63
Also according to the BLS, the median annual salary for wind power technicians in Illinois was $63,640 in May 2021.61 This means half earned more and half earned less. Keep in mind that salary depends on several factors, including experience, employer, demand and cost of living in the area.
Photo from MIAT College of Technology campus. Program coming soon pending regulatory approvals to UTI Lisle.
Completing training to pursue an entry-level career depends on the school and program you attend. With our Wind Turbine Technician program at UTI Lisle, you could complete training in just 30 weeks.
It can depend on the job and position, as not all wind careers require travel. But there are wind technicians who travel to different sites throughout the country to inspect, maintain, troubleshoot and repair wind turbines.
Education requirements vary by employer. Many want to see some sort of formal training. That’s where our program at the Lisle, Illinois, campus can be beneficial, as we have industry relationships to ensure our training is fit to prepare students for the field’s needs.
To many, the wind industry is considered a good field for a career because of the sense of adventure, the ability to travel, hands-on work and variety in the day-to-day.
With Chicago just 27 miles away, UTI Lisle’s location offers plenty of entertainment while you train. Plus, Illinois ranks sixth for states with the most amount of wind turbines and seventh in generating electricity from wind, so you’ll be in a great place to train! And most importantly, students at UTI Lisle are equipped with knowledge and hands-on experience to help prepare them for entry-level careers in the wind industry.1
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1) UTI is an educational institution and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures.
18) UTI now offers all of its automotive, diesel, motorcycle and marine technician training in a blended learning format consisting of online lecture courses along with in-person, hands-on lab training.
61) The Wind Technician training program prepares graduates for entry-level positions using the provided training, primarily as wind power technicians. Estimated annual salary is for Wind Turbine Service Technicians as published in the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics’ May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages. Entry-level salaries are lower for graduates. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. Graduates’ achievements may vary. Individual circumstances and wages depend on economic factors, personal credentials, work experience, industry certifications, the location of the employer, and their compensation programs. Some graduates get jobs within their field of study in positions other than as wind power technicians, such as installation technicians and field service technicians. Salary information for the Commonwealth of Massachusetts is available at https://lmi.dua.eol.mass.gov/lmi/OccupationalEmploymentAndWageSpecificOccupations#. Salary information for North Carolina: The U.S. Department of Labor estimates the hourly median wage for skilled wind turbine technicians in North Carolina is $28.46 (Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, May 2021 Occupational Employment and Wages, Wind Turbine Service Technicians). The Bureau of Labor Statistics does not publish entry-level salary data. However, the 25th and 10th percentile of hourly earnings in North Carolina are $28.45 and $22.42, respectively.
63) Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, Wind Turbine Technicians, https://www.bls.gov/ooh/installation-maintenance-and-repair/wind-turbine-technicians.htm. BLS projects total employment will increase from 11,100 in 2021 to 16,100 in 2031. UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary. For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
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