Today’s employer advice is from Wes Slaymaker, President of WES Engineering.
Q: Tell us about your organization.
WES is now mainly an operations and maintenance company for solar and wind projects for industrial/commercial customers.
We do have website at www.WESengineering.com, but have changed over time from more development work to service work.
Q: What advice would you give to people in midlife who want to transition to a green job?
In our area we recommend folks take classes from several places—MREA has good solar training, there are various technical colleges with programs for wind technology and solar—it’s not necessary to take a year or two of classes if you can do some hands on training using MREA or similar.
Q: What are the skills that you believe will be required most in the short-medium term in your industry?
In wind and solar repair the best skills are electrical troubleshooting.