On May 16 a Careers in Wind Energy Webinar will take place. This free program is part of the U.S. Department of Energy's Wind Powering America 2012 webinar series. It will provide an overview of the wind energy careers from an industry perspective. The webinar will focus on recent work in defining wind energy careers while highlighting some of the critical, but lesser known, career paths in the wind industry.  Presenters will be:

  • Andy Swift, with the engineering department at Texas Tech University, will discuss graduates entering the workforce in resource assessment and project design and development.
  • Jonathan Miles, James Madison University, will discuss careers in policy and finance related to renewables.
  • Derek Johnson, Redstone College, will discuss the career of a wind smith, where graduates are employed, and what the college is hearing from graduates and the industry about the technical training program.
  • Jonathan Bartlett, Wind Powering America national director, will discuss wind-related careers in law, banking, archaeology, biology, environmental consulting, and more.

The webinar is free and no registration is required.  Instructions for accessing the webinar are available here.