The Wind Energy Industry is expanding rapidly in South Africa and in this fast growing industry numerous well trained staff, especially service technicians, is needed. Wind Turbine Service Technicians (WTST) are specialized in servicing and maintaining modern multi-megawatt wind turbine systems and are one of the key job-drivers for developing the renewable energy industry. The South African Renewable Energy Technology Centre (SARETEC) is the sole training provider in South Africa for this very specialised course and is now calling for applications for the next training course starting February 2017. Read more “3rd Call for Applications for Wind Turbine Service Technician Program” →
SARETEC is pleased to report on the first Wind Turbine Service Technician (WTST) programme to be offered in South Africa.
Due to the centres close involvement with the development of the WTST curriculum via merSETA and the Quality Counsel of Trades and Occupations (QCTO) process, merSETA awarded a grant to pilot the first WTST programme. The purpose of this grant is to proof the curriculum, which has a strong focus on industry demands and report on its suitability and practicality. Read more “merSETA and SARETEC Pilot the first Wind Turbine Service Technician Programme” →