Northwest Renewable Energy Institute Alumni Testimonials
We’re taught a very high standard of safety in class. Techs in the field often won’t follow safety as closely as we are taught, so it can be easy to pick up bad habits. Always practice safety to the level you’re taught in class, even if your future coworkers don’t.
Wind is the future and if you are hardworking and want to move on then you have landed in the best career that is out there, in my opinion. To give you an incentive I started with $ 21 an hr. now I am making $28 plus $ 150 a day per diem, no joke!
Geno (NWREI instructor) is awesome and his class has lots of important information you will use. And start studying electricity early before the phase starts because there is lots of information to know.
While attending NWREI, my favorite memory would have to be learning the work material, terminology, and dangers/safety mitigation. Along with meeting new people, including my very knowledgeable instructors, and great classmates.
Feel good about the work you do at NWREI, your coworkers and employers WILL notice your knowledge, skills and dedication. The first thing you will do for your employer is prove that you can properly and comfortably use… (cont’d)
Prepare to climb towers with no assist. Been free climbing G90 Gamesa turbines that are 100meters for three months now and the weather is in the high 80’s with constant humidity.
I was enrolled at NWREI with the 7th graduating class. I graduated in April/May of 2010 and moved my way up to a site manager by 2013. My advice: Don’t get caught up in the money as a wind tech; look at the big picture and understand what a company and a site have to offer that will enrich your life..