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Get into wind with STL USA's WindStart program

3 and 4 week programs providing industry standard accreditations and beginner technical training.

Funding is available for individuals via the Workforce Innovation and Opportunites Act (WIOA), contributing up to $4,500 towards course fees.

Are you an employer in wind? Talk to us about how to take advantage of the program.

Train Better,

Work Safer.

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State-of-the-art training facilities

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)

Our state-of-the-art facilities located across 2 sites in Abilene Texas enable us to deliver high-quality training, using equipment technicians have in the field, delivered by highly experienced and respected instructors.

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
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3 week accreditation course

  • GWO – Basic Safety, Basic Technical, plus elective (Advanced Rescue and BTT Installation, or Control of Hazardous Energy and BTT Installation)
  • NFPA 70E Low and High Voltage
  • Free access to job portal

4 week accreditation + technical course

  • All of the above, plus
  • 5 day technical introduction to wind turbines (Schematics, Troubleshoot, Motor controls, DMM, AC/DC basics)

Course prerequisites

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Valid driver’s license
  • Willingness to travel for training
  • Willingness to relocate across the US
  • Ability to climb stairs and ladders while carrying up to 50 lbs in weight
financial aid options

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)

  • For those without current employment
  • Must be Texas based
  • Financial aid up to $4,500 towards course fees

Sallie Mae – student Funding Eligible

  • Sallie Mae Smart Option Student Loan for Undergraduate Students
  • Flexible terms to cover 100% of course fees

COMING SOON – Apprenticeship

  • Longer term learning and on the job training
  • Financial aid and sustainable salary available
options for employers

Solve employment challenges

WindStart trains students coming into wind energy with transferable skills. The program teaches a basic overview of the main wind turbine. elements. Plus, all students receive the full suite of GWO accreditations required to work in the sector.

Employers have the opportunity to vet candidates passing through the program, can offer on-the-job training, and have the option to hire.

Make WindStart part of your hiring process.

Hiring and training are 2 of the biggest expenses employers face as the wind energy sector grows.

By integrating WindStart into hiring programs employers can take advantage of state funding support to reduce training costs by up to 60%. The flexibility built into the WindStart program means those employers can also shape what training students receive to further reduce costs and time spent on in-house training.

  • Hire via the talent pool

  • On the job training

  • Student sponsorship


Unrivalled experience

  • 25+ years global experience teaching wind technicians
  • Skilled instructors with a minimum 5+ years in the field

Industry certification

  • Premier Global Wind Organisation (GWO) training center
  • Certified for a variety of industry must have qualification such as NFPA 70E

Industry relationships

  • 100+ industry customers use STL USA training
  • Unrivalled connections throughout the wind indutry
  • Dedicated careers division

High quality faciltiies

  • Multiple classrooms and workshops
  • State-of-the-art wind components, tools, and equipment
  • Climbing tower, advanced rescue facilities and more
the fast track into wind
Courses designed specifically for those looking to get into the wind industry, built directly on employers requirements
Why stl usa?

Train better, work safer.

Customers choose STL USA because we live by our mantra:

Train better, work safer.

Over the past 8 years we have trained over 3,000 technicians working closely with clients such as RWE, Siemens Gamesa, GE, and many more.

Extensive Course Programs

Technical Training


Extensive field experience
1,000s of hours of teaching
Highly qualified trainers

Course Materials

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“The technicians all agree that the trainers were well informed and very willing to stop to answer questions throughout the day. We are very excited to have found a great resource with a facility in Iowa. We look forward to working with you again soon and to visit or train at your facility. Please tell the trainers ‘Great Job!'”

– Siemens Gamesa

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