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Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Kansas Wind Program Stimulates Rural Economy: A Wind Powering America Success Story

Date: 5/4/2010

Location: Girard, KS

During an economic downturn, it's always a struggle for recent college graduates to find jobs and a place to put down roots amid a tightening workforce. Fortunately for students who visit the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center in Girard — known as Greenbush to locals — a project called Wind for Schools has set up shop. The vocational school in Girard, where students visit on field trips from their regular schools, now offers education and training programs focused on public outreach for wind energy technology.

Targeting students in elementary school through college, participants in Wind for Schools' projects will get a leg up on the competition when competing for green jobs when they graduate. Students in this program gain not only practical knowledge in wind turbine technologies, but also they get hands-on experience installing turbines statewide.

The full story was available on the Energy Empowers website.

Watch how students are jump-starting their clean-energy careers in Kansas by learning early on how wind power technologies work. The video shows students of all ages gaining valuable knowledge about this renewable energy source.

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Learn more about the Southeast Kansas Education Service Center and other school wind projects.

Learn more about Wind Powering America's Wind for Schools project.

This information was last updated on December 08, 2011