Energy Workers Encouraged To Become Turbine Technicians

Jun 21, 2017

Credit Leigh Paterson

One of the world’s largest wind turbine manufacturers is hosting meetings in Wyoming next month to encourage people to join its free wind turbine technician training.

Goldwind is a Chinese company with an interest in expanding U.S. wind operations. It made an agreement late last year to provide and maintain wind turbines for a Viridis Eolia Corp., which is constructing a wind farm near Medicine Bow, Wyo. 

Now, Goldwind hopes to train locals to become wind turbine technicians.

David Halligan, CEO of Goldwind Americas, said workers who were part of the state’s other energy industries would be a good fit.

“There are some challenges in Wyoming around the oil and gas industries and coal industries and these folks have very transferable skills to the wind industry,” he said.

Goldwind’s meetings to learn about wind energy jobs will be in Rawlins on July 11, Casper on July 12 and Gillette on July 13. Times and locations can be found at www.goldwindworks.com. Halligan said he hopes training will start this fall.