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Solutions Help the Employability of Future Wind Turbine Technicians

Solutions That Boost the Employability of Future Wind Turbine Technicians

Training excellence is key to successful onboarding in the wind turbine power industry

March 16, 2023

BZEE and Festo Didactic renew their longstanding collaboration to offer guidance and learning resources to support training providers in the tuition of skilled wind turbine technicians in order to accelerate the transition to renewable energy.

The cooperation agreement between BZEE (Training Centre for Renewable Energy) and Festo Didactic provides their respective customers – technical schools and training centers – with easy access to industry and didactic experts who have the knowledge to support the creation or expansion of training programs and facilities. The result of a learning concept based on the complementary expertise of BZEE and Festo Didactic is a comprehensive training solution aligned to professional requirements.  

The Industry Standard for Training Excellence in Wind Energy

Certified training

BZEE develops best-practice vocational training standards for training excellence in wind energy and turnkey solutions for training providers. BZEE delivers training through a global network of licensed partners – the BZEE Network. Alignment of the contents of vocational training standards and courses to industry requirements is validated by the advisory board of the non-profit BZEE Association.

“Training providers are welcome to join our growing network. BZEE certification not only gives your organization a competitive edge, more importantly it gives your graduates a competitive edge in the job market”, says Mr. Uwe Geiling, managing partner for the BZEE Network. He continues: “In addition to our standard contents, practice-oriented learning solutions from Festo allow students to dive deeper into specific subjects and develop a larger skill set.”

Mr. Uwe Geiling, Managing Partner for the BZEE Network

Hands-on skills development

Festo Didactic offers learning systems that develop skills in key technical areas such as the fundamentals of wind technology, hydraulics, mechanics and electrical engineering. In particular, its fully interactive, scaled-down commercial wind turbine prepares learners for real-world operation, troubleshooting and maintenance, as well as connection to the power grid, in a safe, hands-on environment.

Solutions That Boost the Employability of Future Wind Turbine Technicians
BZEE vocational training equips participants with the hands-on skills needed to succeed as an entry-level technician in the wind industry

“Increasing the share of wind energy in the global energy mix plays an important role in the decarbonization of the planet. We are proud to contribute directly to the training of professionals through the development of competencies in the field of sustainability together with BZEE,” says Dr. Oliver Niese, Member of the Management Board Festo Didactic SE and Head of Digital Business Festo SE & Co. KG.

Dr. Oliver Niese, Member of the Management Board Festo Didactic SE and Head of Digital Business Festo SE & Co. KG

The return on investment in wind turbine farms depends largely on the availability of a skilled workforce capable of installing, operating, repairing, and optimizing wind turbines, making wind turbine technicians a key job profile in the wind industry. Therefore, technical schools need to ramp up their programs to provide the wind industry with skilled graduates in sufficient numbers.

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Sustainability at Festo – Balanced

Automation is an enabler for the industrial transformation towards climate protection, resource efficiency and sustainability. With its products and solutions, Festo helps to enable resource-conserving production and helps to establish a circular economy along the entire value chain – with the clear aim of reducing CO2 emissions.

With its technology fields of pneumatics, electrical automation, process automation, digitalization and artificial intelligence, Festo enables the transformation of industrial production into an efficient and more climate-friendly way of manufacturing, such as in the field of biotechnology. In addition, Festo provides relief for people in the workplace, supports healthcare with its LifeTech technologies, and enables people to learn and use new technologies efficiently with its learning systems.

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