Texas training for wind power jobs literally has ups, downs
January 9, 2019
HOUSTON (AP) — Anthony Snoddy was first to climb the 18-foot ladder.
The Houston Chronicle reports as the kid who found the tallest trees and front-flipped off buildings, Snoddy, 36, wasn't worried about the height. He knew it would be part of his job maintaining and repairing wind turbines.
Instead, he was focused on the safety clamps and procedures for climbing the ladder. These weren't part of his riskier youthful forays, but they were essential in graduating from MIAT College of Technology and entering a workforce expected to grow 96 percent between 2016 and 2026.
"Just make sure you...