Renewable energy industry gets training boost


Altitec, a leading provider of wind-turbine rotor-blade repair and maintenance services and technician training, recently opened an Altitec Academy in Australia. The first training course was scheduled for May 7-17, 2019, offering essential skills to develop a career in the wind-energy sector.

Investment in the Australian renewable energy market doubled from $10 billion AUD in 2017 to $20 billion AUD in 2018, and wind energy is the second largest source of renewable power in the region, closely following hydropower. This means that in 2018, wind provided enough energy to power 3,518,452 homes in Australia.

While renewable energy capacity in Australia continues to grow, further investment is needed to support the development of skills appropriate to the market as more and more local workers seek sustainable careers in a thriving and future focused industry.