Redstone College Expands Offerings with New Wind Energy Technology Program

Redstone campus president, Mike Couling, addresses a crowd during an event celebrating the school's launch of its new wind energy technology event. Special guests included Governor Bill Ritter, Congressman Ed Perlmutter, State Representative Dianne Primavera and Colorado COO Don Elliman.

BROOMFIELD, Colo.–(BUSINESS WIRE)–Redstone College, a Denver-based institution of higher learning, celebrated the first class to enroll in the school’s new wind energy technology program yesterday with a special event held on the Broomfield campus. Industry officials and top political leaders including Governor Bill Ritter, Congressman Ed Perlmutter and Colorado State Representative Dianne Primavera attended the event to draw attention to the increasing need for renewable energy sources and Colorado’s recently approved renewable energy bill, which pushes the state’s utilities to draw 30 percent of their energy from renewable sources by 2020.

Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, addresses the first class of Redstone College's new wind energy technology program at an event celebrating the launch of the new program.

Colorado Governor, Bill Ritter, addresses the first class of Redstone College's new wind energy technology program at an event celebrating the launch of the new program.

“Vestas is extremely pleased to be associated with Redstone College’s new wind energy technology program”

“A record number of U.S. wind farms are driving the demand for wind turbine technicians and new jobs are expected in our state as a result of Colorado’s renewable energy usage benchmark,” said Mike Couling, Redstone College campus president. “Based on Redstone’s experience and ability to train highly skilled technicians, we look forward to the opportunities awaiting graduates from this leading-edge program.”

Congressman Ed Perlmutter signs a turbine at Redstone College's launch event celebrating the school's new wind energy technology program.

Congressman Ed Perlmutter signs a turbine at Redstone College's launch event celebrating the school's new wind energy technology program.

According to the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE), wind power is one of the fastest growing energy sources in the country, expanding the need for