Thinking about a career change? Here's 5 reasons you should consider a job in the wind turbine field.
You want a career with FLEXIBILITY: There are both traveling and stationary technicians. This gives you tons of options when choosing how and where you want to work as a wind tech.
You want to make a DIFFERENCE: You want to make a difference in the push toward clean and renewable energy. Not only does it help offset the harmful consumption of fossil fuels, it also helps avoid the cost spikes caused by traditional electrical costs.
You want something that uses your BRAIN and HANDS: Wind Turbine Technicians use their hands on a regular basis completing maintenance and repairs on turbines. These aren’t always conventional repairs though – you need to have a background in electronics, mechanical, and hydraulic components.
You want to be in an industry that’s GROWING: The Renewable Electricity Standard call for 25 percent of the U.S. electric power generation to come from renewable resources by 2025. Record growth in the industry means record growth in jobs. The work in confined spaces and heights also make it so that the competition for careers is lighter in this area.
You want PROFESSIONAL GROWTH: Not only do you have a foot into a growing industry, we even offer an associate's to help our graduates move up with their current employer. A growing field means potential for you to move up as well.