Vancouver, Washington (PRWEB) December 02, 2012
As wind energy is becoming more important than ever before, Northwest Renewable Energy Institute (NW REI) is hosting multiple informational seminars about its Wind Turbine Technician program in Vancouver, Washington during the month of December. These seminars will give potential Wind Turbine Technicians information about pursuing a career in wind energy.
The upcoming informational seminars will be held at the International Air and Hospitality Academy (IAHA) campus, 2901 E. Mill Plain Boulevard, Vancouver, WA 98661 at the following times:
- Saturday December 1st 10:30am-12noon
- Monday December 3rd 7pm-8:30pm
- Tuesday December 18th 7pm-8:30pm
Opportunities for advancement in this career are on the rise as the industry continues to expand. “Growth in the wind energy industry is expected to grow 12% annually for the next 20 years,” says Arch Miller, NW-REI Founder and Chairman.
Wind Turbine Technicians are in high demand as the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) is demanding Wind Energy to support 20 percent of the U.S. Electricity Supply by the year 2030. Currently, wind energy is only supporting 2.3 percent. NW REI recognizes the career opportunity available to students and the importance of a good educational training program that will serve the DOE’s initiative, providing job security to future workers in an economic climate where that is a rare offering.
Created by wind industry professionals, NW REI’s program is state-of-the-art and includes classroom, computer-based and hands-on training that teaches students the technical skills necessary to service, repair and maintain the requirements of wind energy. Students will learn everything they need to be successful in this industry.
Each student at Northwest Renewable Energy Institute will complete six courses with their peers. In just six months, students begin with the basic knowledge of wind energy and safety, proceed into electrical, mechanical, and electronics courses, and finish with thorough education of metallurgy and the hydraulic systems that are placed within wind turbines. Varying from maneuvering electrical circuits to climbing the tower, students gain hands on experience and are able to graduate the program with everything they need to succeed in the field as a wind energy technician.
NW REI is the largest private accredited program in the country and began offering classes in July of 2009. New classes begin every month, each month accommodating a maximum of 48 students with 24 in each class. Qualified active duty service men and women and Post 9/11 veterans can benefit from scholarship opportunities. NW REI is a division of the IAHA family of trade schools, operating in Vancouver, Washington since 1979. IAHA and its affiliated schools NW-REI and Northwest Culinary Institute are accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC).
Over the past 32 years more than 25,000 graduates have launched successful careers following an educational foundation received in one if IAHA’s Air, Culinary, Hospitality, or Wind programs. For more information on NW-REI, please go to http://www.nw-rei.com.