Our GWO training centre Iowa is a truly world class facility. In fact we’re very lucky that all our locations are widely recognised as some of the best in the USA. This week we shine a spotlight on Iowa, looking at the courses and facilities available for our trainee technicians.
Our GWO training centre Iowa is run in partnership with Iowa Lakes community college. It is recognised as one of the best wind energy training centres in the country. The training center is home to a host of facilities including climbing structures, fall arrest ladders, evacuation hatches and various lecture rooms.
Facilities in detail
The Building; Roof Height 30’ X Width 50’ X Depth 50’
Climbing Structure Height 25’ and one Platform at other end.
2 Fall arrest ladders. (Wind Energy, Telecoms & Industrial Use)
Evacuation Hatch (Wind Energy Use)
20’ Edge Negations for Rope Access and Wind Energy Evacuation.
Training Rooms X 1. With Projector
Open plan Seating Area
Smoking area External to the building
We offer the full suite of GWO training courses at our GWO training center in Iowa. Including modules for both the Basic Safety Standard and Basic Technical Standard. Including:
- Working at Height
- Manual Handling
- First Aid
- Fire Awareness
Training is managed and delivered by our highly qualified team.
What to expect
First and foremost you can expect a warm welcome at our GWO training center Iowa. Second you can expect to find yourself in the midst of one of the USA’s premier training facilities. As well as hosting our accredited courses the center also offers the nation’s first Associate in Applied Science Degree in Wind Energy and Turbine Technology. Starting in 2004, Iowa Lakes has been a leader in delivering training and education to meet a rapidly growing demand for operations and maintenance (O&M) technicians across the country and abroad.
In January 2011, Iowa Lakes was one of the first three programs nationwide to earn the American Wind Energy Association’s Seal of Approval for Wind Turbine Service Technician Programs, It truly is a mecca for wind energy. But don’t just take our word for it this is from a former student:
“Because of Iowa Lakes’s Wind program having so much prestige in the wind industry, we had a lot of wind companies come in and meet with us. This allowed us to have great job opportunities once we graduated. Without Iowa Lakes I would not have the career I do now.”
We’re super proud to call this home in Iowa for our GWO training if you’d like to find out more about the full range of courses on offer get in touch via the button below.