If you are looking for a profession that is showing a real need for qualified workers, is both physical and mentally challenging, and the idea of working in the open air rather than an office building appeals to you, the booming wind energy field might be a great fit for you.
Wind energy is a renewable energy source that has been in use for centuries, and more recently has become big business in the United States and around the world. Skilled technicians are needed to ensure wind turbines operate continuously with proper maintenance and repair turbines that have been damaged due to weather, misuse, or a number of other factors.
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While there are no licenses required for wind turbine technicians, obtaining safety certifications is very important for working in this field.
As part of the Herzing University diploma and associate degree in wind energy technician programs, students will earn completion certificates for both the OSHA 10 (10-hour basic safety OSHA class) and the Red Cross basic safety and CPR training class. In addition, students will receive a Suzlon Climbing Certificate after demonstrating safe climbing skills during their boot camp. This combination of safety credentials shows employers that new graduates of the Herzing program are ready to hit the ground running…safely; this is attractive to potential employers because it means savings on the costs and time associated with the safety training of new hires.