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With wind on the horizon, Virginia trade school accelerates training for homegrown workforce

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John Blumenstein poses in front of an image of wind turbines.

The inaugural class of recruits in Centura College’s first-of-its-kind turbine technician program is learning the tools, terminology and climbing skills that will be essential for maintaining wind farms.

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Matt Chester on Mar 10, 2021

This is such a keen move-- it's not just about the capital and the political approval but having the workforce ready, and if Virginia can take a lead in training people for these new terrific clean energy jobs they will have a leg up on the rest of the coastal states that are trying to vie for U.S. offshore wind dominance. I'm sure you'll soon see this practice replicated in NC, NY, MA, etc., as it's too forward-looking to not be successful.

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