JDR and Tufts Uni Form Offshore Wind Program

JDR Cable Systems and the U.S. Tufts University have established a collaboration which includes an education office for students who wish to pursue an offshore wind career.

The undergraduate Engineering Cooperative Education Office is dedicated to students who are in their junior and senior year and want to pursue a career in the offshore wind industry.

The program is part of an engineering co-op student office which will be located at the university’s campus in Medford, Massachusetts.

It will connect student engineers at Tufts with mentors and work experiences at project sites around the world, including internships at JDR’s UK and TFKable’s Polish factories, the parties said.

According to JDR, the aim of the program is to supply the U.S. industry with engineering professionals and give students exposure to the engineering, development, manufacturing, assembly and testing of subsea cables.

“Our cooperation is a great opportunity to increase the potential of the region by preparing appropriate, highly qualified staff — i.e. managers, designers, technologists — who will enter the market not only with a large scope of theoretical knowledge, but also practical knowledge, resulting from the experience of working with our team at JDR and TFKable,” said David Nemetz, Director for the Americas at JDR.

Details on the launch of the educational program will be known closer to summer, JDR said.

“One of our school’s top priorities is preparing our students to help lead industry in the harvesting of energy from offshore wind and supporting the US strategic initiative to produce more energy using renewable, environmentally friendly resources,” said Jianmin Qu, Dean of the School of Engineering at Tufts University.

“With opportunities to learn from experts and to gain hands-on experience, our graduates will be well-positioned in this growing global industry.”

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