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Carlos Botello

#55 Carlos Botello
(Pioneering Wind Turbine Technician class graduate. )

I met Larry McLaughlin, Director of the COD Desert Energy Enterprise Center, while visiting a local job fair in 2009. I was looking for a job because I was recently laid off. Larry happened to be putting a wind turbine technician course together for the college. I pursued it and was able to attend the first course.

With this training, I acquired the essential skills to be able to find work with Frontier Pro Services in Banning, CA. This company, along with my former instructor, Jack Wallace, allowed me to utilize my course skills and apply them in the wind farms.

I'm very grateful to COD for offering this certification course. The information provided prepares students for what they can expect working in wind energy.