- Posted November 7, 2012 by
Wind is a growth sector for young Swedes
One issue of greater industry concern is that young Swedes fail to understand the wind industry’s need of future vocational skilled technicians. Much work in Sweden’s expansion is carried out by none Swedes and companies such as Siemens (Germany) and Vestas (Denmark) ask not for national background, rather specialized vocational skill.
Havsnäs in Strömsund’s kommun is one of north Sweden’s larger wind mill projects located in Jämtland, another project will start next year in Härjedalen.
The meeting in Åsarna addressed that the much referred inconveniences mentioned around wind power noise is in popular opinion viewed out of proportion to what the actual effects on the environment really is. The meeting included a video of the rather well run Havsnäs project and how it was developed, a highly demanding, engineering master planned energy infrastructure project in Jämtland.
Future reports can look further into details around these wind power projects in Sweden because younger people should not look at politics nuclear vs. wind etc., within the wind policies it is clear that Sweden will appropriate a portion of energy investments to wind and that itself creates a very good job sector for younger people who are about to enter vocational training and technical schooling. Young people ought to look carefully into becoming line men, specialized electricians but also masonry, molding, welding and blue collar job skills are much needed in the treads of wind power developments in Jämtland and Härjedalen.