The Geothermal Power Plant Technician training course at the Keilir Institute of Technology in Keflavik, Iceland, is set to address the growing need for skilled geothermal power plant technicians as well as related health, safety and environmental issues.
The specialist-training course is separated into two different programs, which are then extended over a period of two years.The first year is an Associate of Applied Science Degree (worth 60 ECTS), where students receive hands-on training in running and maintaining power plants.
The second year is an Associate of Science Degree (also worth 60 ECTS), which focuses on the academic methods and techniques used for planning daily operations, purchasing equipment/spare parts and maintenance – the combination of the two results in a total of 120 ECTS.
Students will learn how to significantly reduce maintenance costs through specialist training, without the need for a manufacturer’s service. In addition, students will also be trained with a ‘sense of ownership’ towards running, operating and maintaining geothermal power plants. This will of course be beneficial towards the impact of long-term employment opportunities.
The Geothermal Power Plant Technician course will be available from September 2011.
For further information on the Geothermal Power Plant Technician course at Keilir visit http://en.keilir.net.