AWEA Seal of Approval
The Wind Turbine Technician Academy at Kalamazoo Valley Community College has received the American Wind Energy Association's Seal of Approval. A committee of industry professionals reviewed the program and found the quality of the course materials to overwhelmingly satisfy AWEA's wind turbine technician core skill-set criteria, ensuring that the program will adequately prepare a wind turbine service technician for an entry-level position in the field. The Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) is a competency-based training program which certifies students have demonstrated mastery of core technical skills essential to perform effectively and safely as wind turbine technicians. Program content aligns with the knowledge and skill requirements for success in manufacturers' post employment training programs where proprietary systems are explored.