SUNY, NYSERDA launch state’s new Offshore Wind Training Institute

The institute is set to train 2,500 workers as part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S.

News 12 Staff

Jan 19, 2021, 5:45 PM

Updated 1,281 days ago

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SUNY, NYSERDA launch state’s new Offshore Wind Training Institute
The State University of New York and the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority have launched New York's Offshore Wind Training Institute.
The institute is set to train 2,500 workers as part of the largest public investment in offshore wind workforce development by any state in the U.S.
Through a partnership between SUNY's Farmingdale State College and Stony Brook University on Long Island, the $20 million investment in the state's new training institute will advance offshore wind training programs and educational infrastructure needed to establish a skilled workforce that can support the emerging national offshore wind industry.
"SUNY is proud to partner with NYSERDA to launch New York State's Offshore Wind Training Institute, a crucial component of Gov. Andrew Cuomo's plan to expand New York's offshore wind and renewable energy industries. As we rebuild the post-COVID economy, we must focus on up-and-coming industries that are primed for growth. I want to thank Stony Brook University and Farmingdale State College for lending their top of the line facilities and the expertise of their faculty to this important effort. With their help and Gov. Cuomo's leadership, we will train thousands of workers annually for high-paying green energy jobs and play critical role in New York's economic recovery," says State University of New York Chancellor Jim Malatras.


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