02 Jun '12, 2pm

Military Vets Train for Wind Power Employment

Military Vets Train for Wind Power Employment

“To say they are not dangerous is ignorant. The amount of safety classes, first aid and rescue training, OSHA certs, ect. is never ending. I work on turbines every day and find new risks every day. I’m constantly reminded of how a simple slip at any point in my day can harm/kill myself or a co-worker.” Service in an active combat zone is not a prerequisite, as day-to-day safety in many military occupations requires a certain degree of physical stamina and a state of alertness to potential hazards. Training for Wind Power The Department of Energy has focused on the training aspect of the work, one example being a 2010 veterans’ workforce development grant to a California wind turbine servicing company called Gemini Energy Services, in support of the company’s training courses. Gemini is one wind services company that recognizes the value of a military background as preparat...

Full article: http://cleantechnica.com/2012/06/02/military-vets-train-f...

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