TSTC Emerging Technologies

“Green Energy” Technical Education in Texas

In Wind Energy on March 19, 2009 at 9:17 pm

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“Green Energy” Technical Education in Texas is a PowerPoint presentation providing crucial information for educators and students to make them aware of the importance of sustainable and renewable energy and the professional career opportunities it offers. It contains overviews of the Texas Renewable Energy Education Consortium (TREEC), the Texas Wind Energy Institute (TWEI), and the Nuclear Power Institute (NPI). These groups offer courses that make students aware of opportunities to become involved in the renewable energy market, a field of study that technical colleges like Texas State Technical College (TSTC) are integrating into their curriculum.

Michael Bettersworth, TSTC Associate Vice Chancellor of Technology Advancement, author of “Green Energy” Technical Education in Texas, acknowledges the growing importance of renewable and sustainable energy in the Texas energy field, and emphasizes the significance of communicating this importance to students through offering courses and integrating this curriculum into existing courses.

The TREEC, the TWEI, and the NPI are dedicated to investigating, developing and promoting curriculum for college students. They provide courses and curriculum for post-secondary education institutions like Texas Tech University, Texas A&M University, University of North Texas, Austin Community College, Houston Community College and others, in addition to TSTC. By educating students in the importance renewable energy, as well as careers available in these areas, Texas will have a generation of professionals that prioritize green technology, eventually making Texas an innovation leader in the United States.

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