Erickson appointed renewable energy technologies instructor

By on October 1, 2010

The Waubonsee Community College Board of Trustees appointed Gregg Erickson of Elburn to the position of full-time renewable energy technologies instructor at their meeting Sept. 15. The appointment is effective Sept. 16, 2010.

The college will offer courses in its new renewable energy technologies discipline this spring, and so, over the next few months, Erickson will work to refine the curriculum and get the proper equipment installed. The discipline includes Certificates of Achievement in the areas of photovoltaic, small wind, solar thermal and geothermal.

Erickson has been teaching journeyman electricians how to install and service photovoltaic systems and small wind turbines for the past 13 years as an instructor/trainer with the Illinois Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local #461. Erickson himself has been a journeyman electrician for more than 40 years. He completed the National Joint Apprenticeship and Training Committee (NJATC) National Instructor Training program in photovoltaic and small wind turbines through the University of Tennessee.