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8 January 2019 Business & Finance, Training & Education

The Danish Energy and Climate Academy (ECA) and the University of Delaware have developed the Offshore Wind Skills Academy (OWSA) to provide education for the U.S. offshore wind market. The aim of OWSA is to prepare professionals from traditional energy industries, supply chain companies, regulators, investors, consultants and others who may be new in the offshore wind sector. […]

27 April 2018 Business & Finance, Jobs & Recruitment, Operations & Maintenance, Ports & Logistics, Training & Education

The deployment of 1,600MW of offshore wind is estimated to generate a total economic impact of between USD 1.4 billion to USD 2.1 billion in Massachusetts, according to a report by the Massachusetts Clean Energy Center (MassCEC).

6 July 2017 Training & Education

​Twenty-five pupils from the John Whitgift Academy in Grimsby visited the construction site for Race Bank offshore wind farm on 5 July to learn more about offshore wind and the variety of jobs available in the industry.

28 February 2017 Business & Finance, Training & Education

DONG Energy has revealed details of its Walney Extension community skills fund which will invest GBP 100,000 a year for the next 25 years into equipping people to work in engineering industries in the coastal areas of Lancashire and Cumbria.

24 October 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

Liverpool-based Complete Training Solutions (CTS) has signed a partnership agreement with the renewable energy training academy at Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, North Wales. The Welsh academy works in partnership with RWE, training apprentices who later go on to work on the company’s offshore projects. CTS and the academy have been in discussions for just under two years to […]

26 September 2016 R&D, Technology, Training & Education

The University of Bristol, UK, has appointed Ervin Bossanyi, Senior Principal Researcher Renewables at DNV GL, as Visiting Industrial Professor within the University’s Department of Aerospace Engineering. Dr Bossanyi will help the university align its research programme with the needs of the renewables industry and prepare the next generation of students with appropriate skills for employment […]

21 June 2016 Training & Education

Altitec, a specialist in blade inspection and repair with a dedicated training arm known as the Altitec Academy, has called for more attention to the skills gap for blade repair and inspection in UK offshore wind industry. A lack of qualified blade repair technicians and an absence of recognised training standards is threatening to undermine both […]

14 April 2016 Business & Finance, Training & Education

The former university library of the Delft University of Technology (TU Delft) is set to become a Dutch offshore energy knowledge hub following the opening of the De Oude Bibliotheek Academy (DOB-Academy). DOB-Academy is described as the new education centre and meeting place for professionals in the offshore energy industry. The academy offers training sessions, workshops, seminars for the […]

2 September 2014 Business & Finance, Operations & Maintenance

As an alternative to fossil fuels, wind power is plentiful, renewable, clean and produces no greenhouse gas emissions during operation. The effects on the environment are generally less problematic than those from other power sources. In 2010, wind energy production was more than 2.5 percent of total worldwide electricity usage, and growing rapidly at more […]

28 July 2014 Training & Education

Global wind and solar company Mainstream Renewable Power hosted eleven students from the Norstec Academy at its London office as part of their one week tour of the offshore wind industry. The Norstec Academy skills programme was launched in May this year through a student competition and the winners spent one week visiting sites and […]

14 July 2014 Training & Education

TEN aspiring young engineers are en route to completing RWE and Wales’ 1st Wind Turbine Apprenticeship after graduating from Coleg Llandrillo’s purpose built Wind Turbine Training Centre this week. To mark the occasion, VIP guest Osprey scrum half and Wales international rugby star Rhys Webb presented certificates to the apprentices, who completed their academic studies […]

10 July 2014 Authorities, Training & Education

Today, 11 students from universities around the UK and one from the Netherlands met with Dr Alan Whitehead MP and Copper Consultancy as part of the Norstec Academy skills pilot.   Copper Consultancy, a Partner of the Norstec Academy, held a workshop with Dr Alan Whitehead MP for Southampton. The event challenged students to think […]

7 July 2014 Training & Education

Today, students from universities around the UK and one from the Netherlands will kick off their tour of the offshore wind industry as part of the Norstec Academy skills pilot. Launched in May this year through a student competition, winners will participate in a one week tailored tour visiting sites and meeting experts across the […]

16 June 2014 Training & Education

The Norstec Academy will engage journalism students from the University of Lincoln and City University, London in a two week-long student tours of the offshore renewables industry. The tour “prize” is the outcome of a student competition launched in May this year and is focused on showcasing the wealth of opportunities offered by offshore renewables. […]

19 May 2014 Operations & Maintenance, Technology

The Norstec Academy, launched on May 15, has published its first picture of the week – a view at Lynn and Inner Dowsing offshore wind farms from the top of a wind turbine.   The picture was taken on Thursday by Phil Howe, Wind Turbine Service Technician at Siemens Wind Power, who is also Siemens’ Ambassador […]

15 May 2014 Training & Education

The offshore renewables industry has launched a bid to attract the UK’s top talent. Further and Higher Education students are being given a chance to find out about the wealth of opportunities the offshore wind industry has to offer in a competition announced today by Norstec. Norstec is a network that brings together key players […]

5 May 2014 Training & Education

Offshore Marine Academy (OMA) has relocated and opened a new operating base at the Wynyard Business Park, Teesside, in the heart of North East England. OMA has been based in Bristol since 2010 but is moving north to support the growing number of renewables companies that are established in the area. In recent years the […]

2 July 2013 Training & Education

RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) is expanding its highly popular Wales wind farm apprenticeship programme with a second round of recruitment for new candidates. The Apprentice Scheme, first launched by RWE NRL in partnership with Grwp Llandrillo Menai, is the first of its kind in Wales and was fully supported at the official opening in […]

30 May 2013 Training & Education

Secondary school pupils in Orkney will be first in the UK to benefit from a new offshore renewables education project launched by The Crown Estate. ‘Clean Energy from the Sea’ enables pupils to acquire the understanding and the technical skills they will need to benefit from the development of renewable energy around their coastline. An industry […]

10 May 2013 Authorities, Business & Finance, Training & Education

  A doubling of planned funding to improve oil and gas training facilities and develop other energy sector skills courses has been announced by the First Minister. Led by Skills Development Scotland and located at Robert Gordon University, Energy Skills Scotland (ESS) is being backed by an investment package worth £6.5 million – double the […]

20 March 2013 Business & Finance, Training & Education

A new national network aimed at boosting the number of experienced workers entering the renewable energy workforce in Scotland was launched in Edinburgh yesterday (Tuesday 19 March). The Transition Training Network (TTN) is a new project delivered through collaboration between the National Skills Academy for Power and Scottish Renewables which will help the transition of […]

25 February 2013 Training & Education

Assembly Member for North Wales, Aled Roberts, has praised the partnership between RWE npower renewables and Grŵp Llandrillo Menai for establishing Wales’ first wind turbine apprenticeship programme and dedicated training centre. Mr Roberts was commenting during his first tour of the dedicated training centre at Rhos-on-Sea, where he also met with the course tutors and […]

11 December 2012 Training & Education

The First Minister of Wales, the Rt Hon Carwyn Jones AM has officially opened the country’s first wind turbine technician apprenticeship programme and dedicated training centre. The new programme, launched by RWE npower renewables (RWE NRL) in partnership with Grŵp Llandrillo Menai, has created six new apprenticeships in North and Mid Wales – a clear […]

7 November 2012 Training & Education

Colchester Institute has announced that work has commenced on creating a new Energy Skills Centre for Harwich. Set to be open for January 2013, the Centre will provide the opportunity for hundreds to develop relevant skills necessary to take advantage of the current and future opportunities in the low carbon economy and the offshore wind […]

21 September 2012 Authorities

Finance Secretary John Swinney has announced a Green Economy and Skills investment package, including £30 million for energy efficiency and low carbon schemes, and the creation of an Energy Skills Academy. The package will deliver a new employer recruitment initiative which will create up to 10,000 opportunities for small and medium enterprises to recruit young […]

18 September 2012 Training & Education

Osiris Projects today announced the launch of their new Career Development Academy. The programme is designed to provide employees with a bespoke structured development plan designed to optimise individual abilities and talent. The Academy will provide resources and opportunities for members to achieve their career goals; offering mentoring, access to external training and work experience, […]