31 May '17, 3pm

Coal Workers in Wyoming Can Get Free Training for Wind Jobs:

Coal Workers in Wyoming Can Get Free Training for Wind Jobs:

When we talk about transitioning to a green economy without leaving behind workers in outdated industries, a lot of these conversations describe hypotheticals. While it makes us feel better to suggest that coal miners could switch to a clean energy sector, without proper training programs in place, that’s a lot easier said than done. So hallelujah for Goldwind, a manufacturer of wind turbines, for going the extra mile to offer free training to coal workers to get a job in the wind industry. Goldwind is in the process of putting hundreds of turbines in Wyoming, a state that’s long been dominated by the coal industry. Per Goldwind’s American CEO, David Halligan, the decision to specifically court coal workers for these new positions is that there is a good deal of overlap in skills between employees at coal mines and wind farms. “If we can tap into that market and also help ...

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