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Wind Turbine Technician Academy Graduation Ceremony Commences June 17

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Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) will be celebrating graduation on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Groves Campus. The ceremony will include welcoming remarks from Craig Jbara, vice president for strategic business and economic development, and will be hosted by Thomas Sutton, director of wind energy and technical training services.

KALAMAZOO, Mich., June 14, 2022 /PRNewswire-PRWeb/ -- Wind Turbine Technician Academy Graduation Ceremony Commences June 17

Kalamazoo Valley Community College's Wind Turbine Technician Academy (WTTA) will be celebrating graduation on Friday, June 17 at 11 a.m. at the Groves Campus. The ceremony will include welcoming remarks from Craig Jbara, vice president for strategic business and economic development, and will be hosted by Thomas Sutton, director of wind energy and technical training services.

The WTTA program's prestigious accreditation continues to garner notable recognition as well as trainees from across the U.S. and the world. Members of the academy's 25th graduating class include:

Gerard DumondHaiti
John Hitsman Jr.Fennville, MI
Rodrigo LugoHouston, TX
Brandon RiceColorado
Ethan Stockton (Class Speaker) – Baltimore, MD
Edward VanHoutenGrand Rapids, MI

Kalamazoo Valley's acclaimed Wind Turbine Technician Academy provides thorough and innovative competency-based training in the growing field of clean energy. The engaging hands-on program offers trainees certification and career readiness within less than six months.

Graduates enter a competitive and thriving job market while equipped with the necessary skills required to ensure success in a steadily expanding industry that offers high wages. According to estimates, the average salary for wind turbine technicians in the U.S. ranges from $37,850 - $80,170 a year.

WTTA-certified individuals are highly regarded for their certifications and often emerge with job offers or employment prospects from respected industry leaders. Presented with an energetic career, wind turbine technicians are also given opportunities to travel across the country to meet the needs of their employers.

The next available academy begins July 6. Applications are currently being accepted. For more information on Kalamazoo Valley's Wind Turbine Technician Academy, visit kvcc.edu/academics/wind/.

Media Contact

Dawn Kemp, Kalamazoo Valley Community College, 269.488.4685, dkemp@kvcc.edu

SOURCE Kalamazoo Valley Community College