With a strategic focus on manufacturing diversity, flexibility and innovation, Michigan has made a long term commitment to growth in alternative energy sectors and wind energy is a cornerstone of that strategic plan.
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Grand Rapids Community College (GRCC): Wind Energy Training at GRCCWind Safety Technician Training - In partnership with YES / Safety Technology, GRCC offers globally-recognized Wind Safety Technician Training. The initial training is an 80-hour safety certification program using the world’s leading wind safety equipment, systems and procedures. Upon completion of the program, participants will receive a wind safety technician certification license which is recognized all over the world by the leading wind OEMs. This program is endorsed by major manufacturers of wind turbines. Beginning in 2010, additional programs for wind farm operations, monitoring and maintenance, as well as new global off-shore wind safety training are also scheduled to be launched at GRCC.
Renewable Energy Composite Technician Training - Grand Rapids Community College has partnered with leaders in the composites industry to develop an 80-hour training program for renewable energy composite technicians. Upon completion of the program participants will receive a certification that qualifies individuals to work in the wind composite industry.
Wind Logistics Specialist Training: GRCC and Rockford Bergé will offer various training for wind logistics on land and water.