S.2415 - Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2019116th Congress (2019-2020) |
|Sponsor:||Sen. Ernst, Joni [R-IA] (Introduced 08/01/2019)|
|Committees:||Senate - Energy and Natural Resources|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 08/01/2019 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Energy and Natural Resources. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2415 — 116th Congress (2019-2020)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (08/01/2019)
Wind Workforce Modernization and Training Act of 2019
This bill provides incentives for programs that prepare students for careers in the wind energy industry.
The Department of Energy (DOE) must establish a program to award grants to community colleges or technical schools that offer wind training programs. Such colleges and schools must use the grants for large pieces of wind component equipment (e.g., towers or blades) for use in training wind technician students.
DOE must also establish a program to prepare veterans for careers in the wind energy industry that shall be modeled off of the Solar Ready Vets pilot program.
In addition, DOE must convene a task force to study the wind technician workforce.