AMHERST, Mass. Baker-Polito Administration and Massachusetts Pure Energy Center, a team led by Extension Professor Duwen Breger of Massachusetts University, has announced a $ 228,000 two-year award. The funding will help UMass Amherst expand its reach to the unrepresented and targeted public with the current Occupational Certificate Program (OSW).
He will work with STEM-related colleges and departments in Massachusetts and New York, as well as a number of coastal wind industry partners.
Funding from the Massachusetts Pure Energy Center to expand opportunities in the Coastal Wind Manpower Program supports the development of equitable, accessible Wind-Manpower training programs run by organizations in the Commonwealth.
“The purpose of this award is to help prepare people who are less represented in the fast-growing wind energy industry, including BIPOC / ethnic minorities, veterans, Indigenous people, women and residents,” said Breger, director of Umas Pure Energy Extension. State gates. ”
“This program is of great benefit to the emerging navy and will enable a wider range of manpower from the culturally represented groups,” said Jodi Jellison, Umas’ Director of Agriculture, Food and Environment and Umas Extension. Thank you very much for this new financial support. ”
Umas and his project partners will work together to build capacity and build sustainable programs for short-term and short-term graduates from priority groups for four-year college degree programs. Motivation provides the following:
- Certificate Program Scholarship and Non-Curriculum Student Support.
- General Vocational Development Program, including training and counseling.
- Employment opportunities with academic partners, including UMass Amherst, UMass Lowell, UMass Boston, MIT and New York City University.
- Solutions designed for potential barriers to participating students.
Industry Partners CREADIS Inc. , LAUTEC, Sustainable Energy Advantage, LLC and others. (Or later) Participating students provide work experience and professional counseling upon completion of the certification. After one year of certification courses, career development and work experience, students are well-prepared to maintain and maintain professional positions in the OSW industry.
“Expanding coastal wind training and education programs targeting unrepresented peoples will benefit Commonwealth talent and diverse manpower to reward new jobs with clean energy,” said Lt. Gov. Karen Polito. We are pleased to support Massachusetts workers in this fast-growing industry, supporting the coastal wind industry, local colleges, human resource development organizations, and organized labor.
A.D. Massachusetts must build a strong, diverse and well-trained workforce to build a clean energy system in the future, ”said Kathleen Teoharisz, Secretary of Energy and Environment. These supports focus on diversity, equity and inclusion and support key partnerships for local training programs to help everyone in the Commonwealth find their way to the beach wind.