September 28, 2012

CCC receives gifts for wind-energy program


"They’ve got simulation training that they can do," Lance said of students. "But to be able to lay hands on the actual, real live equipment themselves, study how it works and study how to adjust it and how to maintain it is a great advantage for them.”

In addition to the gifts from General Electric and NYSERDA, Jablonski also announced Thursday that the college's wind-energy training facility will now officially be called the General Electric Wind Energy and Turbine Technology Lab.

General Electric, which has 250 turbines in wind parks in the North Country, has already hired graduates of Clinton Community College to be part of its wind-technician field team. 

"This school has done a fantastic job," Lance said.

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