MATC students looking up to future in renewable energy

October 24, 2011

From MATC students looking up to future in renewable energy” — 

FT. ATKINSON (WKOW) — For the first time in the Madison area, a class aimed at training electricians for work on wind turbines is up and running.

Eight students at Madison Area Technical College’s Ft. Atkinson campus learned basic safety and rescue techniques Saturday in hopes of earning a certification that could put them above their competition.

“Having the certification makes an individual ready to go to work sooner,” said Clay Tschillard,   training director for the Madison Area Electrical Apprenticeship Committee.

“There are times when you can go ahead of other workers that are out of work because you have the certification.”

The course is paid for by a federal grant, all part of a $6 million effort to make Wisconsin’s trades greener.

The two-day class costs $56.

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