NCI offers the combination of GWO certified Basic Safety (BST) and Basic Technical Training (BTT)
New College Institute, located in Martinsville, Virginia, is focused on getting to the future faster, which is great for those looking for careers in growth areas.
Achieving GWO certification in both safety and technical training for wind turbine technicians, New College Institute’s work is a part of its creation of an innovation center, according to Brian Pace, who also is Coordinator of Advanced Manufacturing for the college.
The wind industry is expected to add as many as 900 jobs through the Coastal Virginia Offshore Wind project, with the first turbines installed in U.S. federal waters in June 2020. What’s more, the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics rates a wind turbine technician career as one of the hottest growth areas through 2029.
Here’s what The innovation center does in the wind turbine sector: