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Patricia Reid - 254.559.7720
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Charlotte Tongate - 325.641.3901
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Rene Ralston - 325.235.7412
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Nick Alvarado - 325.235.7331
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TSTC is located off I-35 North at exit 342A, just north of Waco
 
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What the Future Holds

The employment outlook for Wind Energy Technicians is bright. In fact, President Barack Obama recently stated that future U.S. economic growth depends on boosting alternative energy production and job growth in this arena. Couple that with the federal government’s initiative to produce 20% of our nation’s energy from wind by the year 2020, and you have huge opportunities ahead of you in this growing field!  

  • Average salary: $30,410 to $82,880 annually

Endless Opportunities

Wind Energy graduates find employment across the country. Once you pick your geographical location, you won’t be stuck at any desk! You’ll work at turbine construction sites, turbine manufacturing sites, in the distribution and generation industry, or at utility companies. Sites include wind farms and power plant facilities, and range from small communities to large metropolitan areas. When you choose to enter the field of wind energy, your options are sky high. 

Wind Energy Technicians conduct efficiency studies, manage personnel, materials and machines in factories, offices and production sites. They also prepare machinery and equipment layouts, plan workflow for turbine construction and maintenance, conduct statistical studies of product quality and time usage, and analyze production costs. Through our program, you’ll be qualified to operate and maintain the systems that make a wind turbine function.

Why Industry Chooses TSTC West Texas Graduates

There are compelling reasons why employers are attracted to TSTC West Texas graduates:

  • More than 60% of your class time is spent on actual hands-on work in lab settings.
  • Internship opportunities provide on-the-job experience that is valued in the industry.

Companies that Employ Our Graduates

  • GE Energy
  • Mitsubishi
  • Siemens Wind Power
  • Granite International
  • Upwind Solutions
  • TerraGen
  • NextEra
  • PEM
  • Moventas
  • Infigen
  • AirWay Services
  • Invenergy

By the NumbersJarod on turbines
 

49-9099.02 (49-9081) Wind Turbine Service Technicians
Annual Average of Job Openings TX 195
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 14.3%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $15.62
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $17.32
17-2199.10 Wind Energy Engineers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX                420
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 13.5%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $46.71
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $41.67
11-9199.09 Wind Energy Operations Managers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX                150
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 14%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $46.37
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $31.35
11-9199.10 Wind Energy Project Managers
Annual Average of Job Openings TX                175
2010-2020 Projection of Growth TX 14%
2010 Average Starting Wage TX $46.37
2010 Average Starting Wage Abilene $23.91

SOURCES: WantedAnalytics, WorkInTexas.com, BLS.gov, and O*NET Online, MSN Careerbuilder and U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics
*Salaries are dependent on location and demand











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