The state of Georgia has been getting kudos for the last few months over the fact that it turns out more solar certified electrical workers than just about any other state in the Union. One of those responsible for the current crop of graduates is Lest Wiggins at Savannah Tech. Wiggins teaches a number of energy related courses including traditional electrical, wind, solar and geothermal energy trades.
Wiggins says he's not surprised that the state of Georgia has the distinction of being in the lead when it comes to the number of solar workers on the job. He says many of them do come from Savannah tech, and that students have come from various parts of the country and even the world to take the courses offered at Savannah Tech. President Obama visited the Tech program during his visit in 2010. Wiggins says that's testimony to the fact that he recognized the school's excellence even then.
Wiggins says he's convinced of at least two things right now: first, that the world is running out of fossil fuels. He says that's easy enough to see in the price of oil, and the continuing call for solar power from businesses and homeowners. Second, he says that Savannah Tech is far and away the largest trainer of Solar certified electrical workers in the state of Georgia, and the school plans to keep things just that way. He says solar energy is more abundant than any other energy source, and it will be for the foreseeable future.
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