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Thursday, 15 June 2017

18 Wind Turbine Service Technicians graduate today

HARD AT WORK: Most of the graduates are already employed in the Wind Power industry HARD AT WORK: Most of the graduates are already employed in the Wind Power industry

As the world recognises Global Wind Day today a very special occasion linked to the potential of wind power will be taking place at CPUT.

The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) and Nordex Acciona Wind Power will be hosting its first Graduation Ceremony of Wind Turbine Service Technician Programme. The Wind Turbine Service Technician is a formal qualification for technicians that is recognised by SAQA (South African Qualification Authority) at NQF Level 5.

Since January 2015, SARETEC has rapidly established its reputation as a world-class renewable energy training facility. Having been set up to meet the needs of SA's fledgling renewable power industry and the possibilities it holds to reshape our energy systems, decarbonise our economy and boost jobs and growth.

Most of the 18 Wind Turbine Service Technician graduates are currently employed in the wind industry and the qualification will open the door to international work placements.

The graduation takes place at the state of the art SARETEC building.

Written by Lauren Kansley

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Email: kansleyl@cput.ac.za

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