Are you ready to secure a promising career in the offshore wind industry?
Capital Region BOCES is proud to partner with the New York State Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA) to introduce an incredible tuition free, workforce training opportunity that could shape your future.
- Career opportunities: We believe in your potential and are here to provide the training you need to thrive. Upon completing the program, participants will be equipped for entry-level roles in the technical fields of offshore wind industry, a growing career opportunity in the Capital Region.
- Tuition free: Get ahead with tuition fees covered for up to 90 eligible students including a $1,000 training stipend-your journey to success starts here!
- Wraparound services: We care about your needs! Students enrolled in the pathway program are eligible for childcare assistance, transportation to training programs, and all essential training equipment.
- Skills for success: We’ll make sure you gain the skills and knowledge necessary for success in the skilled trades. Our technical training program prepares you for a fulfilling and stable career.
- Partnership and support: Our program includes cross-sector partners, including the Advance Albany County Alliance, Albany Port District Commission, CDTA, Center for Economic Growth, Equinor, Marmen, Carver Companies, and the Capital Region Workforce Development Board to make sure you have the support to be successful. Together, we’re committed to provide you with a great career opportunity.
Each program will emphasize core technical skills as a strong foundation, but we will also incorporate industry specific competencies focused on offshore wind and the energy industry. These additional skills may include:
- Understanding the pathway to obtain further offshore wind certifications such as deep-sea welding, wind energy technology, and project management
- Wind turbine data collection and analysis
- Knowledge related to renewable energy operations
- Hands-on experience with offshore wind businesses and wind technology equipment
- Troubleshooting of wind turbine system
What Can You Expect
Choose between three programs. Each program will be
split into two groups, with 15 students in each group. The first group will start in January 2024.
- Welding: 500 hours of training. Classes are scheduled for four hours a day, four days a week, over four weeks each month, spanning a total of ten months.
- Electrical: 300 hours of training. Classes are scheduled for 4.5 hours a day, two days a week, over four weeks each month, spanning a total of seven months.
- Building Trades: 300 hours of training. Classes are scheduled for four hours a day, three days a week, over four weeks each month, spanning a total of seven months.
Anyone interested in registering should contact Faith Pangburn at the United Way at Faith@unitedwaygcr.org.
For more information on Adult Education at Capital Region BOCES, visit https://www.capitalregionboces.org/adult-education/classes-programs/, call 518-862-4707 or email firstname.lastname@example.org.