MSU-Great Falls is working hard to add two new academic programs involving wind power.
The school is teaming-up with MSU-Northern, Montana Tech, and MSU College of Technology Billings in the effort.
Tuesday (11/17) the Curriculum Development Team will meet with the Wind Industry Advisory Board, consisting of 19 companies, who have a vested interest in wind power.
“it’s a marriage of ideas that will take academic programming and convert that into meaningful programs, said Mel Lehman, of the Montana Wind Project. “We want these graduates to have jobs.”
“We are very interested in hearing from our industry partners on how we are doing with our program curriculum,” said Dr. Heidi Pasek. “We want to know whether or not the classes we have developed will meet their needs in the industry.
The program is set to begin at MSU-Great Falls next fall. Students will be able to earn a degree, training them to become wind technicians.
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