The Scholarship

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The scholarship will consist of 100% of the registration fee. The opportunity to partake in the Wind Farm Maintenance Technician program offered by the Spanish Wind Energy Association (AEE) 1, fully subsidized by EDPR and Vestas.

Students who complete the program in the previously established timeframe will obtain the following degree:

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Wind Farm Maintenance Technician
Students will receive a certificate issued by the AEE, which includes training modules MF0618-2 and MF619-2 of the professional certification program entitled ENAE 0408 Management of Wind Farm Assembly and Maintenance, in accordance with Royal Decree 1228/2006 of October 27.
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Basic Diploma in Workplace Risk Prevention
Students will obtain a basic diploma in workplace risk prevention, based on the 60 hours required by law for all companies in accordance with Annex IV of Royal Decree 39/1997.
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GWO Certification for Working at Heights and First Aid
Students will receive four certifications approved by the GWO (Global Wind Organization) contained in its Basic Safety Training Standard. These are international certifications that are essential in order to work in the wind sector.
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The course consists of 174 hours of theoretical and practical training, which takes place in-person , divided into six weeks of training and three days of hands-on work experience in wind farms. This time is distributed as follows:

Theory classes: 121 hours (including six hours of an employment workshop)
GWO modules: 32 hours
c)Work experience in the workshop and in the field: 32 hours
The schedule for the course will be mainly from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m., but may vary depending on the availability of the teachers. During the GWO modules training week, classes are held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. or from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m.

Notwithstanding the above, the schedule is subject to possible modifications made by the Wind Energy Business Association (AEE), who will be in charge of the course.

The course will begin on May 17 and will end on July 09. The three-day wind farm work experience has not yet been scheduled, and is limited to 24 places per school year.

The companies EDPR and Vestas are committed to considering the profiles of the 24 scholarship students in the selection processes within the O&M departments of both companies.

[1] Students who apply for the scholarship must be able to travel to Madrid and/or other locations to take classes and complete maintenance work experience. (The economic content of the scholarship granted by EDPR and Vestas does not include travel or accommodation expenses, and the corresponding taxes will be paid by the recipient).