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Granite Services International Inc., an affiliate of GE, held wind technician intern training at New Mexico-based Mesalands Community College's North American Wind Research and Training Center.

Granite had use of the college's 1.5 MW GE wind turbine, classroom space and lecture hall to conduct training for its Wind Technician Internship Program. Six interns from Granite Services and two interns from GE participated in the training this year, and one was a Mesalands Wind Energy Technology student. Their training at the Wind Center included tower rescue training, self-rescue training, CPR/First Aid certification, new hire orientation, OSHA-10 hour training and a climb test.

To participate in the paid summer Wind Internship Program with Granite International, students must be pursuing a two-year Wind/Renewable Technology degree from one of their partnered colleges. After successfully completing the internship, they will be guaranteed full-time employment with Granite International.

“Being host to the Granite and GE indoctrination training for their internship programs here on campus is a win-win for all parties,” says Jim Morgan, director of the North American Wind Research and Training Center. “We welcome the opportunity to share our first-class facilities at the Wind Center with international companies, like Granite and GE.”




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