Alberta-based Lethbridge College is partnering with TEAM-1 Academy Inc., a safety and rescue training company, which will provide training and equipment to students and faculty for the college’s wind technician program.
TEAM-1 Academy has worked with renewable energy companies for more than 20 years, providing safety and rescue training and equipment. As part of the three-year partnership agreement, TEAM-1 Academy trainers will visit the Lethbridge College campus multiple times each year to train students and faculty, and they will also use the college’s space to train workers from other wind companies. Participants will earn certification from the Global Wind Organization (GWO), as TEAM-1 is one of two companies in Canada certified to provide GWO training.
“This is a mutually beneficial partnership that will greatly assist our students,” says Dr. Paula Burns, Lethbridge College’s president and CEO. “Having TEAM-1 involved with our wind turbine technician program will better prepare our students to enter the industry and will help raise the profile of our program. We are appreciative that TEAM-1 shares our vision, and we look forward to the opportunities this partnership will present.”
“This is our most recent college partnership, and we are looking forward a long relationship,” says Scott Connor, TEAM-1’s president and chief of training. “Lethbridge College has a modern, state-of-the-art facility and has the staff to back it up.”