Document Type

Poster

Publication Date

5-23-2010

Publisher

National Renewable Energy Laboratory

Abstract

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.

Keywords

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

Disciplines

Environmental Sciences | Human Resources Management | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Science and Mathematics Education

Language

English

Comments

Presented at WINDPOWER 2010, May 23-26, 2010, Dallas, Texas.


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