Classroom experiment eyes wind-energy jobs

ENERGIZED EDUCATION: Kevin Gormley, career and technical director at North Kingstown High School, helps students in the fabrication lab. The students are participating in a state pilot program to generate future workforce members for Rhode Island employers. Elements of wind energy will be integrated into the curriculum, including engineering courses.
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MICHAEL SALERNO
In some places, wind energy is still thought of as a grand experiment. In Rhode Island, it’s already seen as a promising industry of the future. Here, the grand experiment in wind energy will take place in the classroom. Business leaders and state officials are hoping that’s where Rhode Island’s future workforce for the offshore…

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