What can the wind industry do to promote interest and careers in the field?
The industry has been very proactive in promoting career opportunities. There are several organizations, including AWEA (American Wind Energy Association), IWEA (Iowa Wind Energy Association) and WOWE (Women of Wind Energy) as well as all media venues keeping the need for technicians in the public eye. The cost of providing quality education and retaining qualified instructors continues to challenge colleges. The college appreciates the support it has received in terms of federal and state grants, and industry contributions.