Workforce Training and Education

The United States needs a skilled and qualified wind energy workforce to produce domestic clean power. The Bureau of Labor Statistics estimates that wind turbine service technicians will be the fastest growing job in a decade with 108% growth rate. Vital industry positions include researchers, scientists, engineers, as well as trade workers, educators, transportation workers, business and sales forces, and many others.

Due to the growing demand for jobs in the wind energy sector, there are many workforce training and education resources available for those interested in beginning or advancing their careers.

Wind Energy Education and Training Programs

This map shows the location of wind energy education and training programs in the United States. Find programs at community colleges, universities, and other institutions.

Workforce Training and Education Resources

These resources provide additional information about wind energy workforce training and education.

Wind Career Map

Explore various jobs in the wind industry, learn what employers look for, and see potential routes to career advancement.

A National Skills Assessment of the U.S. Wind Industry in 2012

Researchers at the National Renewable Energy Laboratory published this report to allow the private sector, educational institutions, and federal and state governmental organizations to make informed workforce-related decisions based on current data and future projections.

Jobs Strategy Council

This initiative is focused on accelerating job growth in American-made clean energy sources, integrating the Energy Department’s research and technical and economic resources to respond to the workforce and economic development needs of the energy industry.

Careers in Wind

The American Wind Energy Association maintains this free job board for employers and job seekers in the wind industry.