Duke Energy Renewables, AT&T offer $20,000 in scholarships to HPTC Wind Tech students to support diverse wind technology workforce in Oklahoma!
Duke Energy Renewables, through the Duke Energy Foundation, and AT&T announced $20,000 in student scholarships to High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Okla., for students interested in pursuing wind turbine technology careers. The Duke Energy Foundation awarded $10,000 to establish the Duke Energy Renewables Wind Energy Scholarship and AT&T contributed $10,000 as part of AT&T’s Renewable Energy Scholarship program. The mission of both programs is to establish a more diverse renewable energy workforce and create pathways to sustainable careers, especially among women and people of color.
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.
The Journal Record - Harnessing wind from 300 feet in the air.
When wind comes sweeping down the plains these days, it brings great opportunities for people like John Munoz and Jerry Dominguez, students ready to graduate from a wind energy training program at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward. It might be said that the future of wind as an energy source - or at least its future in Oklahoma and in a broader region including Texas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Kansas - arrives first in Woodward.
Association For Career & Technical Education - Educational Institution Members Spotlight: Jack Day.
Meet Jack Day, wind technology instructor at High Plains Technology Center in Woodward, Oklahoma. Day’s interview appears as part of a spotlight series on ACTE’s educational institution members (EIM).
High Plains Technology Center High Plains Technology Center operates as part of a network of 29 career technology centers across the state of Oklahoma. High Plains trains individuals for success in the workplace. A wide variety of course offerings make career education possible for students from all walks of life: career training, professional and personal interest, online classes and business solutions.
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.
Congrats to recent Wind Tech Graduate Bonnie Holloway!
Bonnie recently received the WRISE (Women of Renewable Industries and Sustainable Energy) "2020 Wind at Our Backs Scholarship!" Wind at our Backs is a new scholarship program for women in or graduating from degree and training programs for wind technicians. This scholarship which provides a tuition stipend, focuses on furthering the education of women in wind energy and is designed to help diversify the wind energy workforce and provide greater opportunities for women in the field. The scholarship is awarded on a competitive basis and selection is based on commitment to renewable energy development, academic achievement, potential for future contributions to the U.S. renewable energy community, and financial need.
Congrats to our recent Wind Tech Graduates!
We proudly present to you the graduates of our most recent Wind Tech Program!! These students are graduating after only 20 weeks with 21 certifications!
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.
Advanced Wind Technician Program Opens New Career Opportunities for Rural Students!
Oklahoma has vast energy resources, and opportunities are growing to support the clean power industry.
High Plains Technology Center (HPTC) started its wind tech program 12 years ago, with an eye toward training workers for all of Oklahoma’s energy careers. “A lot has changed since then,” says Taylor Burnett, Asst. Superintendent of the school. “The program started out small, but wind is booming now.”
Burnett says the Advanced Wind Technician Certification Program at High Plains typically enrolls between 12-14 students in a course, with two 20-week courses occurring each year.
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."