25 September 2023

CIT shines in energy training

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The Canberra Institute of Technology (CIT) has declared that it is taking the lead in preparing local and international multi-skilled graduates to become the next generation of leaders in the renewable energy sector.

Located at CIT Bruce, the Institute’s Renewable Energy Skills Centre offers courses accredited by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) for large-scale wind energy training.

Minister for Climate Change and Sustainability, Shane Rattenbury said that as renewables became more widely adopted, there would be 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,” Mr Rattenbury said.

“Through innovative models including access to online, onsite and in-house training, the student experience CIT offers is practical and transferrable across a range of fields.”

He said the sustainable and renewable energy industry was evolving quickly and was increasingly interrelated 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, allowing students to develop technical skills within electrical, mechanical and hydraulic systems, as well as safety training,” the Minister said.

“This is a fantastic opportunity to train and prepare students for the jobs of the future.”

He said the CIT courses, in basic technical training and basic safety training, were approved by the GWO in December 2017, allowing Australia’s wind industry professionals to undertake accredited training without having to go overseas.

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