Goldwind Looks to Lift Wyoming's Wind Industry with Training

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A turbine manufacturer company provided free training for anyone wanting to go into the wind industry on Wednesday at the Parkway Plaza in Casper.

The wind industry is rapidly growing in Wyoming and Goldwind
Americas’ Brian Boatwright told News 13, “Wyoming is really responding to wind turbines. As we all know, coal is on the decrease, and natural gas is now the industry leader."

"Not only on Goldwind turbines, but on the majority of turbines and how they function. How they can go from their job that they have right now in Wyoming to have those certifications?"

Goldwind employees said there are many perks about the wind industry.

Lead Technician with Goldwind Cody Smith shared, “The perks about the wind industry is it's a great time to get into it. It's growing so fast right now, you get into it now, you get a possibility to grow your career."

People who attended the meeting said the presentation was very convincing.

Dan Lookingbill felt, "The opportunity sounds real good. I think they did a real good presentation."

After the training session, participants will get proof of instruction.

"We give them those certificates that state they can go work in the wind industry. And it just gives them a leg up on some of the people in the state of Wyoming to don't have those certifications. And they're getting it completely free."

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