NEW Wind Turbine Technician Programme8 September 2022
Minister for Further and Higher Education, Research, Innovation and Science, Simon Harris T.D. has announced the expansion of Green Tech Skillnet’s Wind Turbine Technician programme this week at ESB’s Raheenleagh Wind Farm near Arklow, Co. Wicklow.
The programme is aimed at people with electrical, mechanical or engineering backgrounds and once complete the trainee will be certified with Wind Turbine Technicians. The course is delivered in two stages, the first phase being in-person technical training followed by an industry placement.
Speaking at the launch Minister Harris said; 'We have set ambitious climate targets for 2030 and ensuring we have the right talent is vital in making those commitments a reality. Today we launch the Wind Turbine Technicians programme from Green Tech Skillnet and Skillnet Ireland, which will play a critical role to ensure industry identified skills and talent requirements are met'.
It is hoped that the programme which is supported through the National Training Fund will play a vital part in ensuring that Ireland has qualified people ready to take up roles to tackle the climate crisis.