New York Governor Andrew Cuomo announced plans to create Offshore Wind
Training Institute to offer offshore wind training programs. In fact, the
institute will provide benefits to workers across New York State through new
job training programs, tailored college curriculum as well as enhanced academic
Governor outlined that SUNY Farmingdale and Stony Brook will formally ask for
partners for its $20 million Offshore Wind Training Institute, so that training
can begin in 2021. New York
will further create an industry-driven green jobs training program with the aim
to address the need for an energy workforce.
New York State to invest $40 million to
build a talent pipeline of clean energy workers
New York State will also invest an additional $40 million, for a total
investment of $100 million, over the next five years with the aim to build a
talent pipeline of clean energy workers and provide the existing workforce with
opportunities to enhance their skills.
more, Parks and DEC will partner with Hudson Valley Community College, Alfred
State University, Excelsior Corps and Job Corps to create a Solar Energy Corps
to train students to install solar energy equipment.
AOT applauded Gov's initiative
Offshore Terminals (AOT), New York-based developer of offshore wind port and
supply chain facilities, has applauded Gov's initiative.
Offshore Terminals is establishing Arthur Kill Terminal project in Staten Island
and New York as the hub of the US offshore wind industry.
Terminal is the only viable unrestricted port site in New York where turbines
can be assembled onshore, allowing for the use of the most efficient vessels
and installation methods to transport and install the turbines offshore.
Terminal is optimally located to serve offshore wind projects throughout the
New York Bight and the East Coast.
UWUA and Power for America Training
Trust Fund launch an apprenticeship program to provide training for renewable
It was in August when the Utility Workers Union of
America (UWUA) and the Power for America Training Trust Fund (P4A)
announced the launch of an apprenticeship program that will provide
training for renewable energy jobs, including those for offshore wind. Through
the Department of Labor (DOL)-certified program, participants will be provided
with expertise and skills to be active at the forefront of the offshore and
onshore wind, solar generation and battery storage fields.
earn-while-you-learn program will help students earn a salary and take
advantage of the benefits during their two-and-a-half-year attendance.