Other institutions that have recently put together wind and renewable energy programs of various levels, ranging from two-year electrical apprenticeships to graduate degrees, include Colorado State University, Illinois State University, Minnesota West Community and Technical College, St. Francis University in Pennsylvania, Columbia Gorge Community College in Oregon, and Lakeshore Technical College in Wisconsin.Colleges and universities aren't the only places to receive training, though: a number of wind energy installations around the country offer on-the-job training. And once a student graduates, s/he can take advantage of the American Wind Energy Association's forthcoming careers site.While Levesque focuses primarily on wind energy, an earlier REA article lists two year, four year, and "hands on" non-academic programs available around the US.
With the growth of interest in and implementation of renewables around the world, we'd imagine that both of these articles will need updating quite soon. ::Renewable Energy Access, May 29 and December 22, 2006
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