Professional climber Jessica Kilroy on scaling new heights as a wind turbine technician

That is truly amazing!

Life & Soul Magazine

The renewable energy sector is one of the fastest growing industries, offering job opportunities and training to many. With giant wind turbines supplying more and more of the world’s clean energy, their maintenance is essential.

When wind turbines break down, they need to be fixed fast. For professional climber and conservationist, Jessica Kilroy, finding a job as a wind turbine technician was a dream come true. While the rock climber makes dangling a 350-feet-height look a “piece of cake”, her path to becoming a wind turbine technician has not been without its personal challenges as she revealed her journey to Great Big Story.

According to the US Department of Labor’s Occupational Outlook Handbook (OOH), “employment of wind turbine service technicians, also known as windtechs, is projected to grow 108% from 2014 to 2024, much faster than the average for all occupations”.

Jessica Kilroy, who is employed by the Santa Cruz-based Rope…

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