Crowley Maritime Corporation and Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) will create a training and development programme for the offshore wind energy industry workforce in the New England region, USA.
The partnership, which was announced during the International Offshore Wind Partnering Forum (IPF) conference, aims to develop a qualified workforce to cater to the USA’s offshore wind energy industry.
The programme will be certified by the Global Wind Organisation (GWO) a non-profit that sets international standards for safety training. The academy will coordinate with Relyon Nutec, which provides specialised instruction for energy and industrial sectors, to deliver the courses.
In addition, Crowley will continue to provide scholarships, internships and hands-on learning for MMA cadets.
Jeff Andreini, vice president at Crowley New Energy, said: “Crowley and MMA are leaders in the maritime industry, and the joint program will help us build the next generation employee serving in the offshore wind industry.”