Located in the middle of America’s wind corridor, High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) in Woodward Oklahoma, is at the heart of wind development technology in the United States. HPTC’s hands on, dynamic climb and rescue training initiatives provide comprehensive training to the wind industry. As the first technology center in Oklahoma to offer a course of study for Wind Tech I students, HPTC is now the first and only GWO certified provider in Oklahoma for existing wind industry training. Our GWO certification assures our clients that our training can consistently deliver training to the relevant GWO Standards.
We deliver a complete range of height safety, access and rescue training for the wind industry, but our courses can also be made applicable for utilities, construction and manufacturing industries, emergency services and the oil & gas industry.
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About Our Facility And Our Training
Our training facility has been constructed specifically to deliver wind industry training and includes a working 45M 100KW Direct Drive Turbine onsite, a 2.3 Megawatt Nacelle as well as an inside 35 ft. multi - purpose climbing tower, allowing HPTC to train climb & rescue year round. With industry professionals to guide you in your learning experience.
HPTC offers a full complement of services to our wind industry partners and all may be customized to fit your training needs. In addition to the GWO training certified modules for First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Working at Heights, we also provide . . . . . . . . .
- GWO BST First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, Safe Working at Heights
- GWO BSTR refresher for First aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness, Safe Working at Heights
- GWO BTT Basic Electronics, Basic Hydraulics, Basic Mechanical
- GWO ART Advanced Rescue Training
- Confined Space Entry
- Confined Space Awareness
- Confined Space Rescue
- Safe Driver Training
- Industrial Fork Lift User Training
- Off-road Fork Lift Training
- Hytorc Bolt Torque & Tension Certification
- Light Crane Operation & User Safety
- OSHA 10/30 Wind, Construction, & General Industry
- NFPA 70E High/Low Voltage
- Electrical Awareness Training
- Motor Control Training
- Laser Alignment Training
- Electronic Metering? (fluke)
- PLC Basics
- Wind Turbine Technology
- Fall Protection
- AHA CPR/First Aid
High Plains Highlights - In The News
HPTC is the leading, Global Wind Organisation, training provider in the United States according to the GWO Annual Report.
High Plains Technology Center led the Americas with 4,268 GWO training modules during 2020. The GWO Annual report was recently published and clearly shows the continued increase of growth in the Wind Industry which leads to increased need for training. HPTC, keeping in line with our mission, has met the needs of the current industry by providing the training at the rate of growth that is taking place. Thank you to all of our great Instructors who have been working hard to help others work safer every day on the job.
HPTC is still one of the leading, Global Wind Organisation, training providers in the United States according to the half year report.
The GWO half year report was recently published and clearly shows the continued increase of growth in the Wind Industry which leads to increased need for training. HPTC, keeping in line with our mission, has met the needs of the current industry by providing the training at the rate of growth that is taking place. Thank you to all of our great Instructors who have been working hard to help others work safer every day on the job.
HPTC was recently featured in the Wind Systems Magazine.
Check out this article in Wind Systems Magazine that HPTC is featured in on what we are doing to safely provide safety training.
We are proud to have been able to safely reopen May 4th to be able to continue to provide the crucial safety training's needed to meet the Wind Industries growing needs.
HPTC is the leading GWO training provider in North America!
Our GWO Wind Energy Training made it into the Global Wind Organisation Annual Report for 2019!
"American standard in the USA and Canada, BTT has also been taken by technicians on an increasing basis. 916 modules were completed, mostly by leading training providers SGRE in Orlando and High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma." GWO Annual Report
Check out the full annual report below.
High Plains Technology Center Concludes Busiest Year Ever for Wind Turbine Training!
"High Plains Technology Center, a vocational school that is the first technology center in Oklahoma focused on wind turbine training, concluded its busiest year ever for the number of technicians trained in standardized safety and emergency procedures by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO).
Meeting demand for qualified technicians is one thing, and there’s much more.
“When a student calls and says I helped save this person’s life, that’s what it’s all about. GWO will save somebody’s life,” says Taylor Burnett, assistant superintendent, business and industry services."