Crowley Maritime Corporation and the Massachusetts Maritime Academy (MMA) create a training and human resource development program specifically for the New England coastal wind industry.
The partnership, described at the International Beach Partnership Forum (IFF) conference, will enable strategic and sustainable human resource development in the US marine industry, including maritime safety and rescue guidelines.
The program is certified by the Global Windows Organization (GOO), which sets international standards for safety training. The academy is co-ordinating with Coalition, the world’s largest provider of special education in the energy and industry sectors.
“Crowley and MMA are leaders in the marine industry, and the joint program will help us build the next generation of workers in the marine industry,” said Jeff Andrei, vice president of Crowley New Energy. “This partnership will provide employees with the skills and knowledge they need, and together we will help create clean energy sources in the United States.”
In addition, Crowley will continue to provide scholarship opportunities, work experience, and hands-on training to MMA cadres, including on the campus of the Academy and at the newly formed Naval Center (MCRE) at Basard Bay, Mass.
Collaborating with industry leaders at MMA is critical to our program. Massachusetts Maritime Academy President of USSR Admiral Francis X McDonald, USS, is proud to partner with Crowley to create jobs in the coastal wind industry. Training and Practice Our cadres will gain valuable skills and experience as they pursue their careers in this growing field.
In addition to training, the partnership also manages resources to create communication programs and manpower for unrepresented population groups in Massachusetts Gateway cities. Those communities are rebuilding city centers with untapped potential and past industry foundations.