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What you need to know about offshore wind jobs, training and business opportunities

  • Oct 21, 2021
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Cape Cod Times

Oct. 21—The offshore wind industry has the potential of creating thousands of new jobs over the next two decades. Contractors, suppliers and other businesses will also likely see new business opportunities as the industry takes hold in Massachusetts.

Training programs for a variety of offshore wind jobs are either available or will be soon.

Below is a listing of websites that provide information about hiring, training and for businesses looking to help with construction and supplies.

What offshore wind projects are hiring in Massachusetts

Vineyard Wind is in the beginning stages of construction of the nation's first offshore utility-scale wind farm and has already started hiring for the project. Information can be found by visiting: https://www.vineyardwind.com/contractors.

Mayflower Wind is still waiting for some permits and has not yet started hiring but has set up a website with information about the company: https://mayflowerwind.com/join-us/employment/

Where can I get training for an offshore wind job in Massachusetts

Martha's Vineyard Adult Continuing Education Offshore Wind Tech Certification Program: https://acemv.org/course-catalog/trades/wind/

Bristol Community College National Offshore Wind Institute: http://www.bristolcc.edu/about/nationaloffshorewindinstitute/

Massachusetts Maritime Academy U.S. Offshore Wind Training: https://www.maritime.edu/professional-training/offshore-wind-training

Cape Cod Community College: https://www.capecod.edu/2019-news/cape-cod-community-college-partnering-with-vineyard-wind-for-offshore-wind-101-course.html

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center Directory for training and education: https://cleanenergyeducation.org/directory/

What companies are the offshore wind contractors and suppliers

Vineyard Wind: Email b2b@vineyardwind.com.

Mayflower Wind: https://mayflowerwind.com/join-us/contractors-and-suppliers/

Offshore wind industry supply chain and manufacturing:

Massachusetts Clean Energy Center: To add your business to a directory to provide services and products to the wind energy industry visit: https://www.masscec.com/offshore-wind-supply-chain-directory

New Bedford Ocean Cluster Act Local program that connects local businesses with wind industry companies: https://newbedfordoceancluster.org/actlocal/ Or Contact Delia Warren at delia.warren@newbedfordoceancluster.org

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