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The U.S. offshore wind industry is emerging in the North Atlantic near the Massachusetts coastline and Bristol Community College is leading the way in workforce development.

Bristol’s National Offshore Wind Institute offers basic and advanced safety and technical training programs to prepare workers for jobs in construction, deployment, operations and maintenance of offshore wind farms.

Bristol and its training partners provide delegates a state-of-the-art training experience leading to the safety and technical competency certificates required for careers in offshore wind.

Dr. Alan Lowdown Named Director of Strategic Development for NOWI

Dr. Alan Lowdon comes to Bristol with more than 20 years of experience in the offshore wind industry. As Director of Strategic Development for the National Offshore Wind Institute at Bristol Community College, he will formulate and implement the strategic plans for the creation of a Global Wind Organization (GWO) accredited offshore wind training center as the centerpiece of the National Offshore Wind Institute. 

Learn more about Dr. Lowdon's appointment here

GWO Certified Training Programs

Bristol Wind Turbines Inner Page ImageAll training delegates will have a WINDA profile and identification number. When delegates successfully complete GWO training courses, the NOWI uploads and‌verifies all training records and certificates for easy access by offshore employers.

Basic & Advanced Safety Training

NOWI offers basic safety courses including First Aid, Manual Handling, Fire Awareness and Working at Heights. The NOWI also offers courses in Advanced Rescue training as well as Enhanced First Aid training.

Basic Technical Training

NOWI offers three training modules including mechanical, electrical and hydraulics. Delegates that successfully complete the mechanical module can enroll in an additional installation training module.

Customized Training

Bristol Community College offers safety and technical training courses customized to meet current and future workforce needs.

Refresher Courses

To ensure that delegate certifications are current, NOWI offers refresher courses in Basic Safety Training, Advanced Rescue Training and Enhanced First Aid Training.

Degree & Certificate Programs

Bristol Community College is the only U.S. training provider that offers certificate and associate degree programs specifically in offshore wind power technology, augmented with GWO certificates.

FOR MORE INFORMATION: Jennifer Menard | Vice President, External Affairs 774.357.2998.

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