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CIT prepares the next generation of leaders in the global renewable sector

Published: 26 Oct 2018

Naidoc Week

With increased global interest in its wind turbine training, Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) is at the cutting edge preparing the next generation of leaders in the renewable energy sector.

Located at CIT Bruce, our Renewable Energy Skills Centre offers courses accredited by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for large-scale wind energy training. As renewables become more widely adopted, there is greater demand for trained staff to service the industry. CIT has taken the lead in preparing local and international multi-skilled graduates that are job-ready.

Through innovative delivery models including access to online, onsite and in-house training, the student experience CIT offers is practical and transferrable across a range of fields. The sustainable and renewable energy industry is evolving quickly and increasingly interrelates across a range of technology with the program addressing student needs to learn about not only wind but also solar and battery power.

The training has been undertaken by 45 students from across Australia and around the globe. Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability Shane Rattenbury MLA was on site at a recent technical safety skills demonstration where the students performed safety exercises on an eight metre training platform.

The comprehensive training allows students to develop technical skills within electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems, as well as safety training - which is essential for graduates. Minister Rattenbury acknowledged CIT's initiative and said "this is a fantastic opportunity to train and prepare students for the jobs of the future."

Learn more about CIT's Renewable Energy Skills Centre of Excellence.