Baker-Polito Administration funds offshore wind workforce training programs

By Michelle Froese The Baker-Polito Administration announced $721,500 in grants to six academic institutions and labor organizations to establish workforce training and development programs to support the state’s emerging offshore wind industry. The awards, which include a $200,000 commitment from Vineyard Wind’s Windward Workforce Fund, represent a significant investment to grow a workforce in the Commonwealth to meet the needs of the emergent offshore wind industry — including the construction and operation of Vineyard Wind’s 800-MW project.
The six new training programs will lay the groundwork for a broad-based network for offshore wind workforce training in Massachusetts, enabling local workers to secure jobs in

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