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With the current, renewed interest in green jobs and greening the economy, logically we'll need a trained workforce to install all of these new green projects. In the past, TreeHugger has covered solar installer training, and community colleges offering renewable energy training in general, but now the Kalamazoo Gazette reports that Kalamazoo Community College is offering wind turbine installer training - the first of its kind in the United States. If you're not afraid of heights and looking for a new career, this class might be for you.
The new wind-turbine technician training program is part of the college's larger Wind Energy Center. Kalamazoo recently installed a 145-foot tall wind turbine on campus both for the energy benefits, as well as, instructional benefits for students. Kalamazoo Community College has also partnered with Entegrity Wind Systems Inc. (a Boulder, CO based wind-turbine installation and manufacture company) to train and certify all of their technicians.:Kalamazoo Gazette
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