Affiliations Provide New Opportunities for Training

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been approved as a practical examination facility by the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA), an educational member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), as well as a college instructional partner with ENSA North America. These designations help pave the way for new training and certification options for individuals seeking careers in the rapidly changing telecommunication industry.

Kalamazoo Valley Community College has been approved as a practical examination facility by the National Wireless Safety Alliance (NWSA), an educational member of the National Association of Tower Erectors (NATE), as well as a college instructional partner with ENSA North America. These designations help pave the way for new training and certification options for individuals seeking careers in the rapidly changing telecommunication industry. The college plans to launch a series of new offerings during 2018 which include:

Tower Technician I and Tower Technician II Practical Exams

Certification is now required for those pursuing employment as Telecommunication Tower Technicians 1 and 2. Kalamazoo Valley Groves Center is an approved practical examination facility, and can make arrangements for the computer-based testing at a PSI testing site nearby.

Examination dates: August 23, August 31, and September 17, 2018. More dates will be set soon.
Examination fee: $700 per person for both exams OR $400 per person for one exam.

Safety-at-Heights Training
These industry-recognized trainings are designed to provide personnel with the basic skills that will enable them to work in a safe manner at heights. Graduates will be able to access work environments at great heights safely and will know what to do in an emergency situation. This means they will be eligible for employment in the wind energy and telecommunications industries.

Course dates will be set according to customer requests. Course rates vary.

These workforce development training options compliment “ready for work” courses and training provided by the college. For a complete listing visit http://www.campusce.net/kvcctrades.

Open enrollment courses are also available and are provided through Kalamazoo Valley’s Instructional Partnership with ENSA North America. Offerings include:

GWO/WE1002 Safe Work at Heights:

Designed around the specific requirements of the wind industry, this work and rescue at height training course delivers the foundation training for technicians who work at height within construction or general industry on wind turbines.

During the course, students are taught the hazards and risks of working at height on a wind turbine and are provided with the essential underpinning knowledge required to work safely within this environment. Training covers use of personal protective equipment for working safely at height and fall rescue equipment for personal evacuation or casualty rescue requirements.

Course dates: August 28 and August 29, 2018
Course fee: $900 per person

MEDIC First Aid

ENSA’s MED1001, Medic First Aid, is a BasiCPlus CPR, AED and First Aid course designed for adults as an objectives-driven, skills-based training. With 27 learning objectives and 9 practical skill objectives, this training aims to help students develop the knowledge, skills, and confidence to respond efficiently and effectively to a medical emergency.

Course dates: August 30, 2018
Course fee: $450 per person

For more information and to register: contact Delia Baker, program coordinator, at 269-353-1554 or dbaker2@kvcc.edu.

Media Contact: Tom Sutton, Director of Technical Training Services and Wind Energy
tsutton@kvcc.edu or 269.353.1562

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