The joint video release, featuring President Laura L. Douglas from Bristol Community College; Johan Uggla, CEO, Maersk Training; and Alex Øbell Nielsen, Head of Business Development for Maersk Training, explains how Maersk Training, part of A.P. Moller - Maersk Group, will work closely with Bristol in developing new courses and participating in a close partnership supporting offshore wind in Massachusetts.

This partnership will connect the college's faculty and staff with the expertise of industry experts throughout Maersk Training’s expansive global network and will strengthen the development of employment opportunities for Bristol students in the offshore wind supply chain,

...explained Laura L. Douglas, President, Bristol Community College.

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NOWI’s basic safety training modules include the areas of first aid, manual handling, fire awareness, working at heights and sea survival. Meanwhile, the basic technical training courses focus on hydraulics, mechanical and electrical concepts regarding offshore wind.

The partnership will establish the skills development training portion of NOWI and develop new GWO courses of Bristol Community College that are currently tailored to in-demand industry skills and knowledge.

The GWO is a non-profit organization by leading turbine manufacturers and owner/operators, aiming to create a safer, more productive workplace. The GWO Basic Safety Training program (GWO-BST) functions as the safety standard for those working in wind industry.

Therefore, NOWI will span the knowledge spectrum with GWO-accredited skills development in partnership with Maersk Training on one side, while meeting the demand on the business / non-technical side through the Innovation & Entrepreneurship Center, which will stimulate new venture and job creation supporting economic development in Massachusetts and throughout New England.