Alfred University: Growing the Offshore Wind Workforce through Rapid Expansion of
Electrician and Welding
This project aims to train a set number of welders and electricians, annually, for
the offshore wind industry through expansion. It will collaborate with local providers
to strengthen the offshore wind training pipeline by recruiting students from their
secondary-level technical programs and incorporate labor interests in career planning
for program graduates.
Farmingdale State College: MWBE, Online Training Workshops for Minority and Women
Owned Business Enterprises (MWBEs) and Small Startups in the Offshore Wind Industry
This project will provide a series of short, non-credit bearing workshops that will
allow participants educational opportunities without having to take extended time
away from their businesses and to which they may apply to their operations immediately.
Provide flexible and accessible training to MWBE's and small startups at no cost to
Farmingdale State College: Offshore Wind Workforce Development Microcredential
This project will develop a micro-credential program offering specialized offshore
wind technology courses, to be completed in two semesters. It emphasizes addressing
immediate industry needs, particularly in monitoring wind turbine blade structural
integrity and diagnosing micro-cracks.
Farmingdale State College: Wind Turbine Technician Certificate GWO Training
This project will create a 32-credit in-person safety training program aligned with
Global Wind Organization (GWO) standards. It will integrate mechanical and electrical
engineering principles, focusing on wind turbine operation and maintenance with hands-on
educational equipment. The inclusion of GWO training enhances the academic credential,
allowing participants to gain practical experience and improve workforce readiness.
Hudson Valley Community College: Enhanced Metal Fabrication Pathways for the OSW Industry
in the Capital Region
The project will enhance an existing Metal Fabrication program by (1) adding submerged-arc
welding instruction and practice, (2) including nondestructive testing coursework
and practice, and (3) creating new certificates, micro-credentials, and non-credit
workforce development programs to meet immediate training needs with shorter academic
pathways. It will aim to reach out to individuals transitioning from related technical
fields or new to metal fabrication, including non-traditional learners, low-income
individuals, and those who haven't previously considered college.
Maritime: To Establish a Global Wind Organization (GWO) Training Center
This project will create a Dual Certificate program in offshore wind, enabling students
to obtain GWO certification at Maritime before enrolling at Farmingdale State College.
It will also set up a GWO Training Center in NYC. This initiative aims to encourage
K-12 students to consider offshore wind careers by establishing a local training center
and expanding outreach from one-day events to multi-week career development camps
for underrepresented and non-traditional populations.
SUNY Poly: SUNY Poly Offshore Wind Training Team (SPOWT2)
This project aims to enhance engineering and engineering technology fields by introducing
hands-on projects, labs, and experiential learning opportunities to inspire and prepare
students for offshore wind careers. It will offer micro-credentials and advanced certificates
for professionals seeking to join the offshore wind workforce and establish an undergraduate
research program in this field. Additionally, a K-12 summer camp program will promote
offshore wind and renewable energy, and scholarships will be used to attract underrepresented
students to these programs.
Stony Brook University: SUPERWIND - SBU Program for UPskilling, Empowering and Reskilling
Workforce for Offshore WIND Sector
This project aims to develop high-quality offshore wind (OSW) training materials to
address workforce gaps and prepare trainees for growing OSW careers. It will expand
existing CEAS programs by incorporating OSW curriculum and offering micro-credentials
to equip professionals with necessary skills.
Suffolk County Community: Strengthening the Wind Energy Education Pipeline (SWEEP)
This project will create an annual 45-hour Summer High School Offshore Wind Turbines
course, with hands-on lab engagement and transportation provided. Additionally, a
dual certification program will be developed for adult learners and transitioning
workers, offering industry-validated certification in welding and composites through
the Institute for Workforce Advancement. The project also involves creating Offshore
Wind Career Exploration Modules in collaboration with the National Offshore Wind Training
University at Buffalo: Leveraging the Power of SUNY to Achieve NY’s Offshore Wind
This project will collaborate with employers, workforce boards, organized labor, and
community-based organizations to improve courses that raise awareness of career opportunities
and education paths for underrepresented groups and displaced workers in Western New
York. It involves updating an existing Renewable Energy course, hosting informational
sessions, creating a webpage with OSW training information from SUNY, and producing
an outcomes report.