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  • 22 February 2019
    Business & Finance, Contracts & Tenders, Training & Education

    Siemens Gamesa has entered into a partnership with the North Lindsey College for the provision of apprenticeship training in the UK. The two parties will develop a customized program that will provide training for individuals from the UK applying for a place on the Siemens Gamesa turbine O&M technician apprenticeship. The training will take place at Siemens […]

  • 8 January 2014
    Training & Education

    Five Humber Colleges have come together with the Humber LEP to build on their current offer to create a Humber Energy Skills Centre of Excellence. Bishop Burton College, East Riding College, Grimsby Institute of Further and Higher Education, Hull College Group and North Lindsey College are working with the Humber LEP through the Hull and […]

  • 24 June 2011
    Training & Education

    National Wind Farm Training Centre is announcing at Offshore Wind 2011 its partnership with two colleges on the UK’s east and west coasts; Lowestoft and Barrow-in-Furness. In conjunction with Lowestoft College and Furness College, NWFTC will provide specialist, customisable courses to meet the demands of the fast-growing offshore wind energy sector. The training facilities at […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Training & Education

    Lowestoft College is a leading provider of training and competence services to the maritime, offshore and energy industries. It has joined forces with the National Wind Farm Training Centre (NWFTC) to launch a one-stop training centre for workers in the wind farm industry. Under one roof, the College and NWFTC provide generic and bespoke courses to meet […]

  • 22 November 2019
    Training & Education

    Maersk Training has established a partnership with the UK’s East Coast College to provide training courses for offshore renewable energy. The training courses will be held at East Coast College’s Energy Skills Centre in Lowestoft and Offshore Wind Skills Centre in Great Yarmouth. The GBP 11.4 million Energy Skills Centre, home to the East Coast […]

  • 11 December 2014
    Authorities, Training & Education

    The UK Business Secretary, Rt Hon Vince Cable, announced the development of a National College for Wind Energy. It will be the first National College dedicated to renewable energy in the UK. The National College, to be based in the Humber area, will provide a ‘hub’ for skills, training and education initiatives. In addition, there […]

  • 23 November 2012
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    ScottishPower Renewables is to help fund courses at Dumfries and Galloway College and Ayr College that will allow students to gain industry recognised qualifications and help them on their way to becoming wind turbine technicians. The company’s funding and support will aid the introduction of courses in 2013. For more than 2 years ScottishPower Renewables […]

  • 30 October 2015
    Training & Education

    The proposed National College for Wind Energy (NCfWE) Shadow Board is calling for expressions of interest from skills providers who can offer specialist facilities and qualifications as part of developing the required national partnership. Board member, the Humber Local Enterprise Partnership (LEP) is acting as facilitator in this process. Seven National Colleges offering specialist training […]

  • 14 December 2012
    Training & Education

    Newcastle College has launched a new Higher Apprenticeship to support the development of skilled personnel for the energy sector. Devised by the College’s School of Applied Science and Technology, the Higher Apprenticeship focus on the key growth areas in the energy sector supply chain, Wind Generation and Marine, which will require a substantial skilled and […]

  • 8 March 2013
    Authorities, Training & Education

    Lowestoft College’s engineering and maritime facilities were under the spotlight on Friday (March 1) when Skills Minister Matthew Hancock had a tour of the specialist facilities. Mr Hancock had a whistle-stop tour of some of the College’s facilities including the 18 metre wind turbine tower which was installed just over a year ago to train […]

  • 17 May 2013
    Training & Education

    Unprecedented opportunities await young people joining the energy industry, a leading figure in the sector told students at an awards ceremony in Hopton, Norfolk. Nigel Spencer, of the Engineering Construction Industry Training Board (ECITB), said the students were entering a fantastic industry at a time of amazing opportunities for the future. Over the next 25 […]

  • 8 September 2015
    Training & Education

    Siemens has contracted Hull College Group for the development of a “best in class” facility to train workers for the company’s new wind turbine blade factory in Hull. The contract, which is worth around £1m, will see the conversion of an existing college facility to deliver training to the blade factory workforce over the next two […]

  • 13 February 2013

    HULL College has pledged its support to an awards event recognising excellence in the region’s emerging green energy industry. The organisation is sponsoring the education category of the Humber Renewables Awards. Elaine McMahon, Hull College chief executive and principal, said the college was “delighted” to be involved with the event. The Humber Renewables Awards celebrate […]

  • 15 February 2012

    Lowestoft College’s newly refurbished Engineering workshop and wind turbine training tower was officially opened by Waveney MP Peter Aldous on Friday 10 February. The new engineering workshop features state-of-the-art equipment which makes the college one of the leading engineering training centres for the region. The improvements were made possible thanks to a funding boost of […]

  • 24 July 2013
    Training & Education

    An exciting career at sea beckons for the first students to complete Lowestoft College’s new Maritime Skills Programme. One student has gained employment on a trial period working on offshore platform support vessels (PSVs) in the Southern North Sea gas fields while another is continuing to work for a Great Yarmouth company who owns and […]

  • 27 February 2020
    Training & Education

    Bristol Community College has secured an USD 861,097 grant through the Massachusetts Skills Capital Grants to implement an offshore wind training program. Bristol Community College is implementing the college’s National Offshore Wind Institute (NOWI) to offer basic safety training and basic technical training programs certified by the Global Wind Organization. NOWI’s basic safety training modules […]

  • 3 April 2014

    Professors and students from the College of Charleston are mapping the ocean floor off the coast of South California, by using cutting edge sonar technology, the Associated Press reports. The research can provide valuable data to all those working offshore, from fishermen to wind energy developers. Areas of interest, within the mid-continental shelf about 25 […]

  • 8 February 2012
    Training & Education

    A team of engineers from Dale Power Solutions have completed an intensive 4 day marine safety training programme, at Narec and South Tyneside College, to enable them to work safely when working on offshore wind sites. Trainees undertook 2 days of Working at Height and Rescue Training on Narec’s 27m high Training Tower in Blyth […]

  • 18 January 2019
    Technology, Training & Education

    The UK Newcastle College has installed a virtual reality system for offshore wind training at its Energy Academy. Delivered by the Offshore Renewable Energy (ORE) Catapult, in partnership with Scotland’s Energy Skills Partnership, Heriot Watt University and Animmersion VR, the Immersive Hybrid Reality (iHR) training facility replicates working conditions experienced by turbine engineers operating on offshore […]

  • 8 March 2019
    Business & Finance, Training & Education

    The UK-based JDR Cables and the U.S. Bristol Community College have signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) for training personnel for the offshore wind industry. Under the agreement, Bristol Community College will develop and deliver training courses to enable technicians and workers for the U.S. offshore wind industry. The courses will include technical skill development and student […]

  • 18 November 2014
    Training & Education

    William Hurley, naval architect from The Glosten Associates and PelaStar, will discuss the introduction of offshore wind energy in Europe as part of Western Washington University’s Huxley College of the Environment Speaker Series at 4 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 20 in Communications Facility 120 on the Western Washington University campus. The presentation is free and […]

  • 17 August 2011

      Wind Powering America (WPA) added 25 new universities or community colleges to an interactive map identifying wind energy education programs across the United States. WPA also added 10 new schools to an interactive map that identifies more than 250 schools with operating or planned wind turbines. Interactive map shows location of wind energy educational […]

  • 7 March 2016
    Authorities, Business & Finance, R&D, Technology, Training & Education

    Hull College Group (HCG) has launched the Hull College Group Composites Training Centre to help Siemens’ wind turbine blade factory workforce master manufacturing skills using composite materials.  Around GBP 500,000 has been invested to convert a former construction skills facility on Hull’s Preston Road estate into one of only two centres in the UK which specialise in composite manufacture. Facilities […]

  • 25 February 2016
    Training & Education

    Maersk Training has joined forces with Newcastle College by running its Fundamental Skills for Offshore Technicians course with its students. Newcastle College has provided 55 of its students to undergo the six week course, after Maersk Training secured funding to provide the programme exclusively. The course, which was launched in October last year, has been specifically […]

  • 1 July 2015
    Training & Education

    Young women at Great Yarmouth College were shown the wide range of career opportunities in the energy industry on behind-the-scenes visits to companies working in oil & gas and renewables. Roles from engineering and data processing to human resources and administration were showcased at the event organised by Women in Energy Networking Group (WEN) for […]

  • 27 December 2011

    Thanet College has been successful in securing a grant from the Skills Funding Agency for £2m towards a new sustainable Centre for Environmental Technologies to be built on the College campus. The new £6.5m centre will be the first of its kind in Kent and will open for business in September 2013. Its development is […]