"I have a lot of friends who dropped out of school and went to work in the oil fields, and they're actually making a lot of money. But, as a wind tech, I see it as more of a long term thing. Oil isn't always going to be there, and wind will", says Lacy, TSTC student.
While the West Texas oil boom as been in the spotlight, wind industry workers have been busy in the shadows, maintaining the very turbines that propel their careers.
"Even if the wind industry does slow down, the education that they receive with us can be utilized in other fields such as oil and gas.They will have the skills to take into that industry as well", explains Griselda Sanchez, of TSTC.
Industry experts, like Judah Moseson, of Infigen Energy, have seen the alternative energy industry evolve for years, and acknowledges there is a high demand for help.
"The continuing operation of the 10,000 plus units that are in the field are going to require more and more technicians that ever before", Moseson tells us.
"We are waiting on the production tax credit to get passed, to fund the wind industry even more. It's a good investment in our world", says Lacy.
Though many may believe the wind industry is slowing its gust, insiders in the know say alternative energy is the future for Texas, and are just waiting for critics to catch wind of that knowledge.