The Hudson Valley Community College's TEC-SMART (Training and Education Center for Semiconductor Manufacturing and Alternative and Renewable Technologies) campus in Malta, New York has opened the General Electric Wind Technology Lab.
Established by GE Energy Renewables Wind Field Operations, the GE Wind Technology Lab features two miniature GE wind turbines, and provides students with an opportunity to obtain hands-on wind technician training. Although the lab is primarily used by Hudson Valley Community College students enrolled in the Wind Technician Certificate Program, High School students from the area have the opportunity to take classes at the Lab.
With advances in wind technology, and ever-increasing popularity of the energy source the demand for wind technicians is steadily growing. Wind technician jobs are estimated to increase by 100,000 over the next decade and the GE Wind Technology Lab provides students the training necessary to be successful.
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