GRCC in the News: 3/31/10

GRCC To Launch Wind Turbine Safety Class
Dustin Dwyer (2010-03-30) | Michigan Radio

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Michigan Radio) – Grand Rapids Community College is launching a safety training program for the wind industry. Leaders at the college hope it will help increase interest in wind energy projects in the region.  The program is meant to prepare workers for installing and maintaining turbines that can reach hundreds of feet into the air.   (More)

GRCC To Launch Wind Turbine Safety Class
Dustin Dwyer (2010-03-30) | Michigan Radio

GRAND RAPIDS, MI (Michigan Radio) – Grand Rapids Community College is launching a safety training program for the wind industry. Leaders at the college hope it will help increase interest in wind energy projects in the region.  The program is meant to prepare workers for installing and maintaining turbines that can reach hundreds of feet into the air.   (More)

GRCC offers first U.S. wind energy safety training program
By BLAKE THORNE | The Holland Sentinel | Posted Mar 31, 2010 @ 05:30 AM

Holland, MI – Grand Rapids Community College says its Grand Rapids and Holland campuses will become the first U.S. sites to offer a globally-recognized safety certification program for the wind energy industry.  The YES Safety Technology, or YST, safety certification program trains students to safely work in the tight spaces and extreme heights of on- and off-shore wind turbines, officials said. The school Tuesday signed a license agreement with the Spain- and United Kingdom-based firms that coordinate the program.  (More)

Training students for the wind energy industry
WWMT | March 30, 2010 4:34 PM

GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (NEWSCHANNEL 3) – Grand Rapids Community College has announced a first of its kind certification program.  GRCC is partnering with two European-based companies and the college will host the first American program to offer the Yes / Safety Technology certification program for the wind energy industry.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College wind turbine safety course prepares students to work ‘anywhere in the world’
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press  | March 30, 2010, 6:34PM

GRAND RAPIDS — Grand Rapids Community College students will be qualified to work on wind turbines anywhere in the world after completing an international safety course, say leaders from two European companies.  With great fanfare, GRCC President Steven Ender signed a licensing deal Tuesday with a partnership of turbine safety companies from Spain and the United Kingdom.  (More)

GRCC To Offer Wind Turbine Education
Carl Apple News Reporter | 1:53 PM EDT, March 30, 2010

GRAND RAPIDS – Grand Rapids Community College President Steven Ender sat with business leaders from three countries Tuesday to sign a new partnership.  GRCC signed a licensing agreement with Ynfiniti Engineering Services from Spain, Safety Technologies from England, and Rockford Berge in Michigan, to offer wind turbine safety training.  (More)

Grand Rapids Community College will train students in jobs to manufacture, maintain wind energy turbines
By Dave Murray | The Grand Rapids Press | March 30, 2010, 10:00AM

GRAND RAPIDS — In a move that leaders say pushes West Michigan toward the front of the emerging wind energy sector, Grand Rapids Community College is creating the first American training center for a top European turbine safety program.  (More)

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