This year, STL USA have added a number of new, more specialized courses to our roster to help boost skills and comptency training for Wind Technicians outside of the standard GWO accreditation requirements. Below is a quick overview of each course, either click the button at the bottom of the page to learn more or drop us an email at for more information.

GWO Lift & 3S CAS?

The GWO lift course ensures participants learn to take responsibility to support and care for themselves and others while operating and working on a lift in the wind industry.

Add a 3S Climb Auto System cert to the GWO training or take this as a stand alone course.

The WindStart Program

The perfect entry point to the wind industry

STL USA specializes in teaching new and experienced wind technicians across a variety of disciplines and accreditations. This includes a complete range of GWO accreditations (the industry standard), NFPA 70E electrical safety training and a full spectrum of introductory and intermediate technical courses across all aspects of the common platforms (GE, Siemens, Vestas etc)

Why Windstart and the wind industry?

The wind sector is growing quickly across the USA as the nation looks to diversify its energy sources. Initiatives like the Inflation Reduction Act are providing significant funding for wind projects and all this against a backdrop of an industry crying out for new workers. WindStart puts employees in pole position to be hired onto high paying jobs.

  • Wind salaries are way above national averages
  • Renewable energy will need 500,000 plus new workers by 2030
  • Projects continue to launch at pace, the industry is desperate for new talent
  • WindStart provides all the standard accreditations wind tech’s need to get straight to work

Confined Space Awareness

Designed for those individuals who are responsible for managing and overseeing employees working in confined space activities.

Gearbox & Borescope

STL USA’s Gearbox & Borescope Overview course is a 3-day training course designed to introduce the wind turbine gearbox and the use of a Borescope. The course covers gearbox fundamentals, the use and management of the borescope as a diagnosis tool, and troubleshooting basics across a range of scenarios. 

Course attendees will get hands-on with a turbine gearbox and borescope through the course alongside theory modules. This course is run in partnership with Evident Scientific the leader in borescope technology.

GWO Slinger Signaller

GWO’s slinger signaller training course teaches participants how to conduct slinging techniques and signaling during simple lifting operations specific to the wind industry, meaning lifts conducted based on a lifting plan or covering known hazards.

Single module course

1.5 days duration

GWO Crane & Hoist

GWO’s Crane & Hoist training course teaches participants the ability to take responsibility as a basic user to safely operate, inspect and maintain common types of fixed cranes and hoists in WTG environment on basic lifts while following manufactures’ manuals and relevant documentation and legislation. The course is split into two modules, each 1.5 days in duration

Crane & Hoist user

1.5 days duration 

Crane & Hoist inspection and maintenance

1.5 days duration

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