“We need to make sure these students understand that there are a lot of options for them once they leave here,”
MWCTC is one of more than six colleges and universities across Minnesota that offer wind energy-specific degrees. Students enrolled in these programs are setting themselves up for success, with high earning potential and abundant job prospects available after graduation. “We can’t get enough students in for the job prospects out there. Chances are, they will climb the ladder and get to a top pay scale in a short amount of time,” says Gary Olsen, instructor at Minnesota West.
Employees in Minnesota’s wind energy sector on average earn roughly $10,000 more than the state’s average annual wage.