Addis Bedford – The new Bedford School Committee will soon discuss the establishment of a program to connect high school students to overseas wind training.
Council President Joseph Lops on Thursday presented a special focus on the industry with two registration programs. After the city council unanimously approved the request, it was referred to the school committee and the administration.
The new Bedford High School currently offers college dual enrollment programs with Bristol Community College and Umaz Darthmouth. According to the school website, seniors with a GPA of 3.0 or higher (and certified by school officials) can take college courses and earn college credit.
I think we need to get high school students to step in and get up early or have an understanding of the industry. Long-term, sustainable employment opportunities, ”said Lopez.
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The president of the council will serve as the executive vice president of MassHire the Great New Bedford Workforce Board. According to the website, the local workforce board will create “strategies and programs that best meet the needs of job seekers and businesses in our region.”
Lopes said he had a “little time” outlook on the A.B.
The Federal Agency for Evaluation of the Wind Farm recently completed a final environmental assessment under the Trump administration after several delays.
Experts and officials see President Joe Biden as a suitable candidate for the marine industry – a recent announcement by the US Department of Home Affairs, Energy and Trade that 30,000 watts (30,000 megawatts) of coastal wind is being targeted. 2030
Achieving that goal will create nearly 80,000 jobs, according to a State Department press release.
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Mayor John Mitchell has been a strong supporter of the new industry, saying the city will be a leader in the growth of the industry and that the vineyard project will create lucrative jobs.
The Wind Farm has been leased to the Massachusetts Pure Energy Center from 2023 outside the new Bedford Maritime Trade Terminal.
Mitchell said he had not heard of Lopez’s activities on Friday and could not comment on them. However, to get the most out of this industry, he said, the city needs a well-prepared workforce.
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He said Bristol Community College has made “tremendous progress” in establishing training programs for the industry in Europe. The college’s National Coastal Wind Institute offers courses in technical training and safety, as well as a program for Naval Technology Technology Certification.
As the coastal wind industry grows in the region, manpower development will become more and more important, he said.
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Massachusetts Energy and Environmental Affairs Secretary Kathleen Teoharides said clean energy in the region will “plug” into high-energy wind resources and that wind energy will be needed to achieve the state’s net zero emission target by 2050.
Climate law signed by government Charlie Baker on Friday gave the state another 2,400 megawatts of wind power, the State House News Agency reported. Massachusetts authorities have so far authorized the purchase of 3,200 megawatts of offshore wind power – an 800 megawatt wind farm project.
“I think we need to lay the groundwork now and allow the students to have a better understanding of the industry at this early stage of development in the United States,” Lopez said. Program for the coming school year.