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More emphasis is being placed on generating cost-efficient, environmentally friendly energy sources. Wind is one of those renewable energy sources, which is in need of technicians to install turbines and keep them running.
Wind turbine technicians service wind turbine towers by climbing a ladder inside the turbine or riding an elevator to the desired working height. In some rare cases, like off-shore wind, they’re lifted by helicopter! To prepare to enter the wind
industry, we offer a wind technician training program that’s hands-on, interactive and has instructors experienced in the field to provide support and important insight.18
In just 30 weeks, you could have the skills needed to enter the field as an entry-level wind turbine technician.1
We want our students to acquire the skills needed to pursue a career in the wind industry, which is why we have relationships with employers and industry leaders to develop a curriculum that provides relevant, real-world knowledge. To see more information
on careers in the wind industry, head here.
No matter the location you choose, you’ll get to work hands-on in labs with experienced instructors. Wind technician training is offered at 3 locations:
Right by Detroit, MIAT College of Technology in Canton, part of UTI’s family of schools, offers programs ranging from Wind Power to Robotics & Automation, which are designed to give you the knowledge and skills required by the industry.
As the world’s fifth largest wind power producer in the world, Texas is a great place to study at the MIAT College of Technology, part of UTI’s family
of schools. Programs offered here are designed to give you the knowledge and skills required by the industry.
Pending regulatory approval, Wind Technician training will be available soon at our Rancho Cucamonga campus! We prepare students for careers in the transportation, skilled trades and energy industries. Also home to the country’s largest wind farm,
California can be a great place to train.
To be eligible to apply for the Wind Technician training program, students need to supply one of the following:
For enrolling and admission requirements information, head here. Talk with an Admissions Representative for more information on all Wind Technician program requirements.
To work in the wind industry, some skills needed include not being afraid of heights, problem solving and analytical thinking. Although no formal education is required, many employers want to have some proof that you are knowledgeable in the field, which is where wind technician training can be beneficial.
Some benefits include a variety in day-to-day duties, hands-on work and traveling. Additionally, according to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS), the median annual salary for wind power technicians in the United States was $56,620 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.
Some careers graduates of this program can go on to pursue include wind power technicians, installation technicians and field service technicians. As far as industries go, they can pursue careers in service, manufacturing, construction, quality assurance and safety monitoring, commissioning and even sales.
It’s important to make it clear to those interested in wind technician training that this program prepares graduates for entry-level roles, but as with any career, there may be advancement opportunities that require additional skills and experience.
Certification requirements vary by employer. For example, some employers might want to see certification under the Global Wind Organization (GWO). Our program is designed to mirror what the industry requires and give the skills today’s employers are looking for.
In less than a year, you could be prepared to pursue a career path in the wind power industry. Come participate in training that’s hands-on, developed with employers and led by experienced instructors ready to support you and provide insight. Apply today!
1) UTI and MIAT are educational institutions and cannot guarantee employment or salary.
2) For program outcome information and other disclosures, visit www.uti.edu/disclosures for UTI and www.miat.edu/disclosures for MIAT.
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.
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