National Renewable Energy Laboratory
As the United States moves toward greatly expanded wind energy use, the need for skilled workers at all industry levels has been repeatedly identified as a critical issue. Additionally, if the industry and nation wish to capitalize on this rapid industry growth by becoming a major international green technology exporter, reversing current educational trends away from science, engineering, and technical skills must be achieved.
This poster provides an overview of the educational infrastructure and expected industry needs through a discussion of the activities to train workers while addressing issues for each of the education sectors, leading to the development of an educational infrastructure to support wind technology.
Engineering – Study and teaching; Green technology – Study and teaching; Wind power – Study and teaching; Wind power industry – Employees – Training of; Wind turbines – Study and teaching
Environmental Sciences | Human Resources Management | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Science and Mathematics Education
Wind energy workforce development: A roadmap to a sustainable wind industry.
Available at: http://digitalscholarship.unlv.edu/renew_pubs/56