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1 Dslcc Wtst Govconf 2011 (2)

  1. 1. IT’S ALL ABOUT WHERE YOU ARE GOING!
  2. 2. DABNEY S. LANCASTER COMMUNITY COLLEGE & THE WIND TURBINE SERVICE TECHNICIAN (WTST) TRAINING EARL DODRILL – PROJECT COORDINATOR
  3. 3. VISION OF THE WTST PROGRAM <ul><li>Goal 1a: To stimulate : </li></ul><ul><li>Supply Chain enterprises within our region </li></ul><ul><li>Further wind turbine industry development and </li></ul><ul><li>1b. To meet workforce needs </li></ul><ul><li>By p roviding a pool of skilled workers to </li></ul><ul><li>South West Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Eastern Virginia Off-shore and </li></ul><ul><li>Throughout the Commonwealth of Virginia </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 2: To create curriculum and instructional delivery models in Wind Turbine Service Technician Training. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 3: To create public Awareness & Acceptance of renewable energy alternatives. </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 4: To encourage integration of Green Technologies and Renewable Energy </li></ul><ul><li>Goal 5: To be a recognized leader for workforce development in Wind Energy Technology </li></ul>
  4. 4. <ul><li>Course Number Course Title Credits </li></ul><ul><li>First Semester </li></ul><ul><li>ENG 111 College Composition I 3 </li></ul><ul><li>MTH 115 Technical Mathematics I 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ELE 150 AC and DC Fundamentals 4 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 101 Principles of Wind Energy 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 112 Wind Safety 3 </li></ul><ul><li>SDV 100 College Success Skills 1 </li></ul><ul><li>Second Semester </li></ul><ul><li>ELE 147 Electrical Power and Control Systems 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ELE 239 Programmable Controllers 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 105 Wind Turbine SCADA and Networking 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 122 Wind Turbine Materials and Electro- 3 </li></ul><ul><li>Mechanical Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>MEC 161 Basic Fluid Mechanics- Hydr./Pneu. 4 </li></ul><ul><li>Third Semester </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 125 Wind Power Delivery Systems 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 130 Turbine Troubleshooting and Repair 3 </li></ul><ul><li>IND 243 Principles and Applications of Mechatronics 3 </li></ul><ul><li>ENE 190 Internship or Cooperative Education* 3 </li></ul><ul><li>(*Work-based experiences approved by program advisor) </li></ul><ul><li>Total Credits for Certificate in Wind Turbine Service Technology 45 </li></ul>
  5. 5. <ul><li>Title: ENE 101 Principles of Wind Energy </li></ul><ul><li>  Description:   Introduces the wind energy industry and the role of the technician. Provides exposure to business strategies and methodologies used by owner/operators of wind parks, and manufacturers of wind turbines. </li></ul><ul><li>Title: ENE 105 Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) and Networking </li></ul><ul><li>  Description: Covers Supervisory Control and Data Acquisition (SCADA) systems, Industrial Ethernet communications systems as they apply to the wind energy industry. Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul>
  6. 6. <ul><li>Title: ENE 112 Wind Safety </li></ul><ul><li>  Description: Covers identification and correction of safety hazards on a wind farm. Builds the foundation for a safe work environment in the wind energy industry. Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>Title: ENE 122 Wind Turbine Materials and Electro-Mechanical Equipment </li></ul><ul><li>Description: Provides identification and analysis of the components and systems within a wind turbine. Emphasizes development of the knowledge and hand skills needed when installing, repairing and replacing turbine components using common tools and equipment. Provides hands-on experience through laboratory and field experiences. </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul>
  7. 7. <ul><li>According to AWEA studies, data shows that one Wind Technician is needed to routinely service and maintain every ten new Megawatts of installed capacity. With a projected 12,000 Megawatts to be installed in 2011, and 14,000 Megawatts in 2012, the next two years alone will see the creation of thousands of new jobs for trained Wind Technicians. Further, it is expected that every year following 2012 will see larger and larger turbine installations all over the United States. This really is an exciting time to enter the wind industry. (Editor’s Note: See our report titled Wind Energy Growth Breaks Previous Records , which shows that actual yearly installations should be significantly higher than projections) By P. Stevens Information Source: AWEA Data, http://dpc.senate.gov/docs/fs-111-1-59.html </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul>
  8. 8. <ul><li>Since the origins of the wind industry, Wind Technicians and General Laborers have been incorrectly placed into the same category for data collection and salary assessment. As a result, statistics reporting Wind Technician salaries are frequently understated and misrepresented. To correct this error, this report will detail what we have found in our latest field surveys… </li></ul><ul><li>1) Starting salaries for entry level Wind Technicians typically range between $55,000 and $65,000 for the first year . Once experience is gained and a new Wind Technician has demonstrated that they are a valuable team asset, most can expect promotions or bonuses that can total close to $80,000 by the end of their second and third years . </li></ul><ul><li>* …(continued) </li></ul>
  9. 9. (continued) we have found in our latest field surveys … 2) Now some may say that this is a significant sum of money for such a short time out in the field, but remember that this occupation is a little known technical specialty and that years spent in the field are like dog years in the amount of experience gained. Also, note that a Wind Technician’s salary includes hazard pay which results in higher earnings even though workplace injuries are extremely rare. In truth, the benefits of working as a Wind Technician are excellent and it is not uncommon for those with significant field experience to make up to $95,000 per year as a Senior Technician or $110,000 per year as an Operations and Maintenance Manager. Now knowing this, the most common question that follows is… How can someone with no prior wind industry experience get a job as a Wind Technician ?
  10. 10. <ul><li>Goals: </li></ul><ul><li>Work based learning </li></ul><ul><li>Employment </li></ul><ul><li>Strategies: </li></ul><ul><li>Conference Booth </li></ul><ul><li>Networking Nationally </li></ul><ul><li>Wind Farms </li></ul><ul><li>Maintenance/Repair outsourcing </li></ul><ul><li>Commercial and Small Wind </li></ul><ul><li>Media Advertisement </li></ul><ul><li>Career Day – end of program DECEMBER 9 TH 2011 </li></ul><ul><li>Mr. Employer - YOU ARE invited to interview some of the best and brightest technicians </li></ul><ul><li>* </li></ul>
  11. 11. ASK EARL QUESTIONS? EASY

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