We're thrilled to finally begin enrolling for a program that has been in the works for months
Kansas City, MO (Vocus) February 26, 2010
Pinnacle Career Institute (PCI) is now enrolling for the newly created Wind Turbine Technician program at their South campus. Classes for the 11-month program are slated to begin in March. The program is the first of its kind in the Kansas City metropolitan region.
PCI and its partner for the Wind Turbine Technician program, Texas State Technical College (TSTC) in Sweetwater, Texas, are very excited about the launch of the program, which was developed to meet emerging employer needs for skilled workers in the rapidly developing wind energy industry.
Over the past five years, wind energy has become the fastest-growing source of energy in the world, with an average annual growth rate of over 20 percent, according to the BTM Consult has released its 14th annual update on the status of the international wind power industry*. Wind energy provides renewable, clean electricity that is both economical and environmentally friendly. By using wind energy, corporations and other energy users are able to avoid the contamination of greenhouse gases, sulfur dioxide, carbon dioxide, nitrogen oxide, heavy metals, and particulate matter. Energy generated by wind power also lessens the amount of smog and acid rain caused by fossil fuels, and reduces the contribution to global climate change.
“We’re thrilled to finally begin enrolling for a program that has been in the works for months,” said Dr. Blake Faulkner, President of PCI. “TSTC and PCI are beyond ready to bring wind turbine technology to the Kansas City metropolitan area. We’ve all heard about careers in green technologies being the wave of the future. In regards to the need for wind turbine technicians, that wave is here now. Consistent with our mission and long history of developing quality graduates for careers in electronics and technical industry related fields, preparing the technicians required by employers in the alternative energy industries is a natural progression for PCI. We continually strive to ensure that our academic programs are aligned with the changing needs of business and industry in the 21st century. ”
“Every academic institution needs to move forward in these challenging times with an eye on where the emerging career opportunities will be,” said Mike Reeser, President of TSTC. “Certainly, wind energy is a growing field, and through our partnership with PCI, now even more professionals around the country will be prepared to meet the new energy challenges of this generation.”
For more information about the Wind Turbine Technician program or potential collaboration in the development of the wind energy industry in this region, contact Ed M. Colon, Vice President of Operations for PCI, at 816-331-5700 .
About Pinnacle Career Institute
For more than 50 years, Pinnacle Career Institute has provided quality career training in fields such as Electronics, Computer Technology, Medical, Health and Fitness, and Business related programs. The school has two campuses in Kansas City, Mo., and one in Lawrence, Kan., in addition to online program offerings. To learn more about PCI, visit http://www.pcitraining.edu or call 816-331-5700.
Vice President of Operations, Pinnacle Career Institute
Phone: (816) 331-5700
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