Offshore Wind Job Training Grants Awarded
State government and the private sector are proving funds to conduct job training programs for the offshore wind industry.
The Mass. Clean Energy Center and Vineyard Wind have announced $721,000 in grants for the training programs.
Governor Charlie Baker says the grants "will help establish a network of critical training programs to support local workers as they build this new frontier for American energy."
Bristol Community College will receive a $200,000 grant for job training. BCC President Laura Douglas wants to develop a new facility on New Bedford's waterfront where the training will take place.
Other recipients include the Pile Drivers and Divers Local 56 trade union, Cape Cod Community College, Mass. Maritime Academy, UMass Amherst, and Adult Continuing Education - Martha's Vineyard.