LTC to offer wind energy safety training

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LTC to offer wind energy safety training

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

8/2/2011

CLEVELAND, WI – 

Lakeshore Technical College is offering a pair of seminars this fall for workers in the wind energy industry.

“Wind Energy Safe Access and Rescue” is a two-day seminar Sept. 7-8 that teaches how to access a wind turbine using personal safety and rescue equipment. Students learn the dangers of working at height and the correct method for dealing with emergencies, including suspension trauma and rescue. Participants train on using lanyards, fall arrest harnesses, and positioning equipment. Cost is $699 per person for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state tuition is $720. Refer to class No. 60022.

A three-day seminar Oct. 4-6, “Wind Energy Safe Access and Rescue and Confined Space,” adds confined space rescue training. The third day of this course introduces students to permit-required confined space entry activities within the basement, hub & blade, and specified nacelle areas of a wind turbine. Participants will learn the criteria that define confined spaces and permit-required confined spaces, identification of related hazards, procedures in rescue and emergency, and training requirements. Cost is $899 per person for Wisconsin residents; out-of-state tuition is $931. Refer to class No. 60024.

 Students in both seminars will be expected to rescue and be rescued, have a comprehensive understanding of issued personal protective equipment, and have a basic knowledge of the cause, effects, and symptoms of suspension trauma, and how to deal with it. Participants must be medically and physically fit with a desire to work at heights.

Students who successfully complete a seminar receive certification valid for two years. Classes will be held 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. each day.

To register, call 888-468-6582, ext.  1366. For more information, contact Ruth Semph, seminar planner, at 920-693-1167, or e-mail ruth.semph@gotoltc.edu.

About Lakeshore Technical College

Lakeshore Technical College is a leading provider of technical education offering 100 career programs including associate degrees, technical diplomas, technical certificates, and apprenticeship programs. In addition, LTC offers distance learning, customized training to business and industry, and continuing educational opportunities.

Serving a 200,500-resident population in east central Wisconsin, LTC operates a main campus in Cleveland; additional learning sites at LTC Manitowoc and LTC Sheboygan; Community Education Centers at area high schools in Kiel, Mishicot, Plymouth, Random Lake, Reedsville, and Two Rivers; and 27 distance learning sites. LTC’s mission is to enrich lives and strengthen the economy by preparing a workforce that is skilled, diverse and flexible. On average, 79% of LTC graduates work in the LTC District which includes Manitowoc and Sheboygan Counties, and parts of Calumet and Ozaukee Counties. Visit LTC at: gotoltc.edu.