The Wind Turbine Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley is the only school in the United States certified by the BZEE. Our instructors have been trained in Germany and are qualified to certify graduates for this international credential. Bildungszentrum für Erneuerbare Energien (BZEE)is translated to mean Training Centre for Renewable Energy. It was founded as an association in 2000 by the German wind energy industry, and the German Wind Energy Association (BWE). Today, its members include many of the world's leading wind energy companies and organizations. BZEE offers certified industry-relevant training courses with a high level of practical content for the wind energy sector. An advisory board made up of industry players determines the contents and high quality standards of the courses. The corresponding BZEE certificates, which are seen as an important sign of quality in the sector, ensure training complies with these high standards.