FAQs

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute FAQs

How do I become a Wind Turbine Technician?

Most Wind Turbine Technicians learn the trade by attending technical schools or community colleges. They often obtain certificates in wind turbine technology, although some opt for full associate degrees in the field.

What is Northwest Renewable Energy Institute?

Northwest Renewable Energy Institute (NWREI) is a program that offers students the opportunity to earn the certifications and experience necessary to become a Wind Turbine Technician. Over 6 months, students study both online and in-person while conducting hands-on training designed to best-prepare them for the field.

Do I need to attend a trade school to get a job as a Wind Turbine Technician?

Most wind turbine employers require some form of postsecondary education in addition to a high school diploma or GED. This additional education may offer a certificate or an associate degree.

Does this job require travel?

While some jobs in the field may be restricted to a local area, a vast majority of Wind Turbine Technician positions require traveling at least regionally. It is certainly a good profession for those looking to travel and explore.

How much can I make as a Wind Turbine Technician?

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, the median salary of Wind Turbine Technicians in 2021 is $56,230. For more information on this career and its salary, please see our Wind Turbine Salary and Jobs page.

Is Northwest Renewable Energy Institute right for me?

If you are looking to get your foot into the door of Wind Turbine Technology and train for a career as a technician, you are in the right place! Our Career Services Department works with students and graduates to offer job placement assistance. For more information on our program, please visit our NWREI Program page, or contact us to get started!

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